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roto

[ roh-toh ]
/ ˈroʊ toʊ /
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noun
plural ro·tos. rotogravure (defs. 2, 3).
Movies, Graphic Arts. rotoscoping (def. 1): Fleischer, the “father of roto,” was the creator of such iconic characters as Betty Boop and Koko the Clown.
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Origin of roto

First recorded in 1920–25 for 1, by shortening of rotogravure; after 1935–40 for 2, by shortening of rotoscoping (in the sense “animation technique”)
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