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[fil-mik] /ˈfɪl mɪk/
of, relating to, or characteristic of motion pictures:
a filmic adaptation of a novel.
containing characteristics resembling those of motion pictures.
Origin of filmic
1925-30; film + -ic
Related forms
filmically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for filmic
  • His work is driven by research, not by aesthetics or any filmic lineage.
  • filmic depictions often involve a small group of individuals under siege from the undead or fleeing a flesh-eating mob.
  • Time and place are compressed, and filmic conventions may gloss over details that have consumed your research hours.
  • These filmic qualities are, to put it not much higher, well-made clichés.
  • The fun is imagining what form the filmic disquisition will take.
  • Listen to the music as if they themselves were creating it, with a strange filmic pride on their faces.
British Dictionary definitions for filmic


of or relating to films or the cinema
having characteristics that are suggestive of films or the cinema
Derived Forms
filmically, adverb
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