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zoetrope

[ zoh-ee-trohp ]
/ ˈzoʊ iˌtroʊp /
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noun

a device for giving an illusion of motion, consisting of a slitted drum that, when whirled, shows a succession of images placed opposite the slits within the drum as one moving image.

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Origin of zoetrope

1865–70; irregular <Greek zōḗ life + tropḗ turn
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British Dictionary definitions for zoetrope

zoetrope
/ (ˈzəʊɪˌtrəʊp) /

noun

a cylinder-shaped toy with a sequence of pictures on its inner surface which, when viewed through the vertical slits spaced regularly around it while the toy is rotated, produce an illusion of animation
C19: Greek zoe life + trope turn
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