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picture show

noun, Older Use.
2.
a motion-picture theater.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, in sense “exhibition of pictures”; 1910-15 for current senses
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Examples for picture show
  • The light and shadows in the picture show that it either is morning or the end of the day when the sun is low.
  • We used to have dances and parties, but nobody ever thought of a moving picture show then.
  • We were going downtown to a picture show they had, never been to many, maybe one or two.

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