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newsreel

[nooz-reel, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌril, ˈnyuz-/
noun
1.
a short motion picture presenting current or recent events.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; news + reel1
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British Dictionary definitions for news reel

newsreel

/ˈnjuːzˌriːl/
noun
1.
a short film with a commentary presenting current events
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Word Origin and History for news reel

newsreel

n.

1916, from news (n.) + reel (n.).

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Encyclopedia Article for news reel

newsreel

short motion picture of current events introduced in England about 1897 by the Frenchman Charles Pathe. Newsreels were shown regularly, first in music halls between entertainment acts and later between the featured films in motion-picture theatres. Because spot news was expensive to shoot, newsreels covered expected events, such as parades, inaugurations, sport contests, bathing beauty contests, and residual news, such as floods.

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