newsreel

[nooz-reel, nyooz-]
noun
a short motion picture presenting current or recent events.

Origin:
1915–20; news + reel1

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newsreel (ˈnjuːzˌriːl)
 
n
a short film with a commentary presenting current events

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newsreel
1916, from news + reel.
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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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Example sentences
Think of a short film or a newsreel as a ten- or twenty-minute unit of
  entertainment.
German theaters were soon showing a horrifying newsreel filmed in the village.
It tries for a mix of the devastating and the trivial-as any ordinary week's
  newsreel might have shown.
The sense of reality here is increased by the use of newsreel footage.
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