[ ki-nee-tuh-skohp, -net-uh-, kahy- ]

  1. 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

Other words from kinetoscope

  • ki·ne·to·scop·ic [ki-nee-tuh-skop-ik, -net-uh-, kahy-], /kɪˌni təˈskɒp ɪk, -ˌnɛt ə-, kaɪ-/, adjective

Words Nearby kinetoscope Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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