Pronunciation: (mOO'vē), [key]
1. See motion picture.
2. motion-picture theater (often prec. by the): The movie is next-door to the hardware store.
a. motion pictures, as an industry (usually prec. by the): The movies have had to raise prices.
b. motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment: gangster movies.
c. the exhibition of a motion picture: an evening at the movies.
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