newsreel

[ nooz-reel, nyooz- ]
/ ˈnuzˌril, ˈnyuz- /
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noun

a short motion picture presenting current or recent events.

Nearby words

  1. newspaperwoman,
  2. newspeak,
  3. newsperson,
  4. newsprint,
  5. newsreader,
  6. newsroom,
  7. newsstand,
  8. newsvendor,
  9. newsweekly,
  10. newswire

Origin of newsreel

First recorded in 1915–20; news + reel1

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British Dictionary definitions for newsreel

newsreel

/ (ˈnjuːzˌriːl) /

noun

a short film with a commentary presenting current events
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Word Origin and History for newsreel

newsreel

n.

1916, from news (n.) + reel (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper