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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, characterized by lengthy films with melodramatic plots and flamboyant musical numbers.

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  • proper noun informal The Indian film industry located in Mumbai.

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  • noun the film industry of India

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Blend of Bombay, former name of Mumbai, and Hollywood.]

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Blend of Bombay and Hollywood

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