Meaning of “Hollywood” in the English Dictionary

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"Hollywood" in British English

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uk /ˈhɒl.i.wʊd/ us /ˈhɑː.li.wʊd/


  • Do you like big Hollywood action movies, with fights and guns and fast car chases?
  • He was in movies in Hollywood.
  • His book about the terrible six-day ordeal became a best-seller and was made into a successful Hollywood film.
  • In science-fiction books and Hollywood movies, the aliens are often “little green men” with long, thin bodies, very large eyes, and hands with only three long fingers.
  • This, at least, is the impression you might get from many Hollywood movies.
  • Today, makeup is still closely connected with the glamour of Hollywood.
  • Two Hollywood movies showed this new surfer culture to the world.
  • With the birth of cinema in the early 20th century, Hollywood began a love affair with space travel and science fiction, which continues to this day.

(Definition of “Hollywood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Hollywood" in American English

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Hollywoodnoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɑl·iˌwʊd/

an area in Los Angeles, California, that is considered the center of the movie industry in the US

(Definition of “Hollywood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)