definition of Hollywood by The Free Dictionary

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Hol·ly·wood 1

 (hŏl′ē-wo͝od′)

A district of Los Angeles, California, south of the Hollywood Hills, part of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains. It has long been considered the center of the US movie industry.

Hol·ly·wood 2

 (hŏl′ē-wo͝od′)n.

The US movie industry, especially the group of studios and celebrities that produce big-budget films for popular audiences.

adj.

1. Of or relating to the mainstream US movie industry: a Hollywood movie; a Hollywood producer.

2. Characteristic of sensational or escapist films produced by Hollywood: a Hollywood ending.

3. Showy or pretentious: their clothes were pure Hollywood.

[After Hollywood1California.]

Hol′ly·wood′ish adj.

Hollywood

(ˈhɒlɪˌwʊd) n

1. (Placename) a NW suburb of Los Angeles, California: centre of the American film industry. Pop: 167 664 (2000)

2.

(Film)

a. the American film industry

b. (as modifier): a Hollywood star.

Hol•ly•wood

(ˈhɒl iˌwʊd)

n.

1. the NW part of Los Angeles, Calif.: center of the American motion-picture industry.

2. a city in SE Florida near Miami. 127,894.

Hol′ly•wood`ish, adj.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Noun 1. Hollywood – the film industry of the United States
2. Hollywood – a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry; “some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood”flavor

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flavour

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feel

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spirit

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smell

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feeling

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look

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tone

– the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; “the feel of the city excited him”; “a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting”; “it had the smell of treason”

3. Hollywood – a district of Los Angeles long associated with the American film industry
Adj. 1. Hollywood – of or relating to the film industry in the United States; “a Hollywood actor”
2. Hollywood – flashy and vulgar; “young white women dressed Hollywood style”; “Hollywood philandering”indecent

– offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; “an earthy but not indecent story”; “an indecent gesture”

Hollywood

noun

Quotations
“Hollywood has always been a cage … a cage to catch our dreams” [John Huston]
“Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents” [Marilyn Monroe]
“Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you find the real tinsel underneath” [Oscar Levant Inquisition in Eden]

Translations

Hollywood

[ˈhɒliwʊd]

n → Hollywood m