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Hol·ly·wood 1

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

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


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.


(ˈhɒl iˌwʊd)

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:
Noun1.Hollywood - the film industry of the United StatesHollywood - the film industry of the United States
film industry, movie industry - the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies
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, flavour, feel, spirit, smell, feeling, look, 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 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]


[ˈhɒlɪˌwʊd] NHollywood m


nHollywood m
modif [studio] → d'Hollywood, de Hollywood, hollywoodien(ne); [film] → d'Hollywood, de Hollywood, hollywoodien(ne)
Hollywood film stars → les stars hollywoodiennes, les stars d'Hollywood


nHollywood nt
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