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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.

Nearby words

kinetocardiogram, kinetochore, kinetogenic, kinetograph, kinetoplast, kinetoscope, kinetosis, kinfolk, king, king bee, king charles spaniel

Origin of kinetoscope

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; kineto- + -scope
Related formski·ne·to·scop·ic [ki-nee-tuh-skop-ik, -net-uh-, kahy-] /kɪˌni təˈskɒp ɪk, -ˌnɛt ə-, kaɪ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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