Pronunciation: (mOO'vē),[key] —n. 1. See motion picture. 2. motion-picture theater (often prec. by the): The movie is next-door to the hardware store. 3. movies, 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.