• (America) IPA: /ˈsɪn.ə.mə/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsɪn.ɪ.mə/, /ˈsɪn.ɪ.mɑː/


  1. (countable) A movie theatre, a movie house
    The cinema is right across the street from the restaurant.
    Synonyms: movie theatre, movie theater, movie house, pictures
  2. (film, uncountable) Films collectively.
    Despite the critics, he produced excellent cinema.
  3. (film, uncountable) The film and movie industry.
    In the long history of Spanish cinema […] .
  4. (film, uncountable) The art of making films and movies; cinematography
    Throughout the history of cinema, filmmakers […] .
    Synonyms: seventh art
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