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kinetoscope

[ki-nee-tuh-skohp, -net-uh-, kahy-] /kɪˈni təˌskoʊp, -ˈnɛt ə-, kaɪ-/
noun
1.
an early motion-picture device, invented by Edison, in which the film passed behind a peephole for viewing by a single viewer.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; kineto- + -scope
Related forms
kinetoscopic
[ki-nee-tuh-skop-ik, -net-uh-, kahy-] /kɪˌni təˈskɒp ɪk, -ˌnɛt ə-, kaɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Initially the movies were novelties in kinetoscope viewers, until they became acts in their own right on the vaudeville stage.
  • Initially the movies were novelties in kinetoscope viewers.

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