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[ki-nee-tuh-skohp, -net-uh-, kahy-] /kɪˈni təˌskoʊp, -ˈnɛt ə-, kaɪ-/
an early motion-picture device, invented by Edison, in which the film passed behind a peephole for viewing by a single viewer.
Origin of kinetoscope
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; kineto- + -scope
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[ki-nee-tuh-skop-ik, -net-uh-, kahy-] /kɪˌni təˈskɒp ɪk, -ˌnɛt ə-, kaɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They are often cheap and degrading, though the kinetoscope can be made valuable for education.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • I peeped through a kinetoscope last winter at a prize fight.

    When Grandmamma Was New Marion Harland
  • The phonograph is his achievement, and the practical development of the kinetoscope.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • It was to him, with his splendid power of vision, like gazing into a kinetoscope.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • I had come across the Futuroscope, otherwise a kinetoscope with the gift of prophecy.

    Olympian Nights John Kendrick Bangs
  • Swiftly, with a click like that of the mechanism in a kinetoscope, the scene changed.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • The houses on either side shot past like pictures in the kinetoscope.

    Maida's Little Shop Inez Haynes Irwin
  • He sat back and watched the scenery slide by kinetoscope fashion.

  • It is too bad the kinetoscope, cinematograph, or some other moving-picture machine had not been invented.

    Trail Tales James David Gillilan
  • We stand today in the midst of this external growth of which no one dreamed in the days of the kinetoscope.

    The Photoplay Hugo Mnsterberg

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