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Definition of auteur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

auteur

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əʊˈtɜː(r)//
 
, BrE//ɔːˈtɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//oʊˈtɜːr//
 
 
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a film/movie director who plays such an important part in making their films/movies that they are considered to be the author Word Origin 1960s: from French, literally ‘author’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: auteur