cinematography

[sin-uh-muh-tog-ruh-fee]
noun
the art or technique of motion-picture photography.

Origin:
1895–1900; see cinematograph, -graphy

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cinematography (ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
the art or science of film (motion-picture) photography
 
cinematographer
 
n
 
cinematographic
 
adj
 
cinemato'graphically
 
adv

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cinematography
1897, from cinematograph (1896), from Fr. cínématographe, from Gk. kinemat-, comb. form of kinema "movement" + graphein "to write."
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Example sentences
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.
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