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(noun) 
Definition
a sequence of images projected onto a screen, creating the illusion of movement
He appeared in the star role of the film.
Synonyms
movie
That was the first movie he ever made.
,
picture
a director of epic pictures
,
flick (slang)
,
motion picture
It was there that I saw my first motion picture.
,
MPEG
,
MP4
(noun) 
She went on to a successful career in film and television.
Synonyms
,
the movies
(noun) 
Definition
a thin coating, covering, or layer
The sea is coated with a film of sewage.
Synonyms
layer
A fresh layer of snow covered the street.
,
covering
Sawdust was used as a hygienic floor covering.
,
cover
Put a polythene cover over it to protect it from dust.
,
skin
Stir the custard occasionally to prevent a skin forming.
,
coating
We put on the second coating of lacquer.
,
coat
The front door needs a new coat of paint.
,
dusting
, ,
membrane
the mucous membrane
,
scum
scum around the bath
,
gauze
,
integument
,
pellicle
(noun) 
There was a sort of film over my eyes.
Synonyms
haze
Dan smiled at him through a haze of smoke and steaming coffee.
,
cloud
The sun was almost entirely obscured by cloud.
,
blur
Her face is a blur.
,
mist
Thick mist made flying impossible.
,
veil
She swathed her face in a veil of decorative muslin.
,
opacity
The opacity of the water is due to its mineral content.
,
haziness
,
mistiness
(verb) 
Definition
to photograph with a movie or video camera
We filmed the scene in one hour.
Synonyms
photograph
I hate being photographed.
,
record
She recorded a new album in Nashville.
,
shoot
He'd love to shoot his film in Cuba.
,
video
,
videotape
,
take
She sat expressionless, carefully taking notes.
(verb) 
He filmed her life story.
Synonyms
adapt for the screen
,
make into a film

phrasal verb

See film over

related words

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of blur
Definition
something vague, hazy, or indistinct
Her face is a blur.
Synonyms
fog,
dimness,
cloudiness,
blear,
blurredness,
indistinctness
in the sense of cloud
Definition
a mass of water or ice particles visible in the sky
The sun was almost entirely obscured by cloud.
Synonyms
fog,
nebula,
murk,
nebulosity
in the sense of coat
Definition
any layer that covers a surface
The front door needs a new coat of paint.

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