Antedating of "Cinematic"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 18 02:27:57 UTC 2004

I'm not sure this is the same word...

cinematic (OED 1927)

1913 William Dean Howells _Familiar Spanish Travels_ 55  That spindling
sparseness, worse than utter baldness, of the wheat stubble now
disappeared with cinematic suddenness.

Fred Shapiro

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