kinetoscope

[ki-nee-tuh-skohp, -net-uh-, kahy-]
noun
an early motion-picture device, invented by Edison, in which the film passed behind a peephole for viewing by a single viewer.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; kineto- + -scope

kinetoscopic [ki-nee-tuh-skop-ik, -net-uh-, kahy-] , adjective
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kinetoscope

noun
a device invented by Edison that gave an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter; precursor of the modern motion picture 
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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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