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noun film pronunciation in American English /fɪlm/
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singularfilm
pluralfilms
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the plastic material used mainly in the past for taking photographs or recording moving pictures
    a roll of film (=film that is held in a round metal container)
    on film: The bomb blast was captured on film.
  2. 2
    [countable] a series of moving pictures with sound that you can watch at the movie theater or at home
    Have you seen the new James Bond film?
    film about: We watched a film about prison life.
    make/shoot a film: The film was made on location in India.
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    1. a.
      [uncountable] the job or business of making movies
      I’d love to work in film.
    2. b.
      [only before noun] relating to films or involved in making films
      the film industry
      the beginning of her film career
  3. 3
    [countable] a very thin layer of something that forms on a surface
    There was a film of grease on the water.
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