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  1. film
    IPA[film]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. capture on film as part of a series of moving images; make a movie of (a story or event):

      she glowered at the television crew who were filming them
      Synonym : record on film, shoot, record, take pictures of, make a film of, capture on film, video, photograph, adapt for film, make into a film
    • 2. be well or badly suited to portrayal in a film:

      an adventure story that would film well
    • 3. become or appear to become covered with a thin layer of something:

      his eyes had filmed over
      Synonym : cloud, mist, fog, haze, become blurred, blur, dull, blear
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: film, plural noun: films

    • v.: verb: film, 3rd person present: films, gerund or present participle: filming, past tense: filmed, past participle: filmed

    • noun

      a thin flexible strip of plastic or other material coated with light-sensitive emulsion for exposure in a camera, used to produce photographs or motion pictures:

      material in the form of a very thin flexible sheet:

    • verb

      capture on film as part of a series of moving images; make a film of (a story, event, or book):

      be well or badly suited to portrayal in a film:

    • adjective

      (of a process or device) using or involving a very thin solid or liquid film:

      denoting a miniature circuit or device consisting of a thin layer of metal or semiconductor on a ceramic or glass substrate:

    • noun

      a style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. The term was originally applied (by a group of French critics) to American thriller or detective films made in the period 1944–54 and to the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder.

      a film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace.

    • noun

      a film intended to attract an audience by means of its sensationalist or controversial content:
    • noun

      a device containing photographic film which registers the wearer's exposure to radiation.
    • noun

      a thin transparent plastic film that adheres to surfaces and to itself, used as a wrapping or covering for food; plastic wrap:
    • noun

      another term for movie star
    • noun

      a pornographic movie of an actual murder.
    • noun

      photographic film with a protective lightproof backing paper wound on to a spool.
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