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[moo-vee] /ˈmu vi/

motion-picture theater (often preceded by the):
The movie is next-door to the hardware store.



“moving pictures,” 1912, see movie.

1912 (perhaps 1908), shortened form of moving picture in the cinematographic sense (1896). As an adjective from 1913. Movie star attested from 1913. Another early name for it was photoplay.

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