[ roh-toh ]

  1. plural ro·tos. rotogravure (defs. 2, 3).

  2. 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.

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”)

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

How to use roto in a sentence

  • El puente est roto y no se puede vadear el ro sino por el cerrillo de20los Lirios.

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