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cinematography

[sin-uh-muh-tog-ruh-fee] /ˌsɪn ə məˈtɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the art or technique of motion-picture photography.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; see cinematograph, -graphy
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Examples from the web for cinematography
  • Caustic writing and beautiful cinematography are great.
  • cinematography is particularly exquisite in this minimalist film in which the story unfolds in a leisurely pace.
  • The film, with its poetic cinematography and occasionally florid writing, could benefit from more science.
  • Thus, the more modern technology of cinematography fills the gap left by photography in recording the battles.
British Dictionary definitions for cinematography

cinematography

/ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the art or science of film (motion-picture) photography
Derived Forms
cinematographer (ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfə) noun
cinematographic (ˌsɪnɪˌmætəˈɡræfɪk) adjective
cinematographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cinematography
n.

1896, from cinematograph (1896), which has been displaced in English by its shortened form, cinema; from French cínématographe + -graphy.

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