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movie

noun uk   /ˈmuː.vi/ us  
A1 [C] mainly US ( UK usually film) a film shown in a cinema or on television and often telling a story: My favourite movie is "Casablanca".the movies [plural] mainly US ( UK the cinema) a cinema or group of cinemas: What's on/showing at the movies this week? Do you want to go to the movies tonight? ( UK cinema) the business of making films: She has worked in the movies all her life.
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in Korean 영화…
in Arabic فيلم…
in Portuguese filme…
in Catalan pel·lícula…
in Japanese 映画…
in Italian film…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電影,影片…
in Russian фильм…
in Turkish film…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电影,影片…
in Polish film…
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