Definition of kinetoscope in English:

kinetoscope

Line breaks: kin¦eto|scope
Pronunciation: /kɪˈniːtəʊskəʊp
 
, kʌɪ-/

noun

  • An early motion-picture device in which the images were viewed through a peephole.
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    • Like a film version of the book ‘Low Life,’ these kinetoscopes offer a fascinating glimpse into lowbrow urban pop culture at the turn of the century: sex, death, crime and bloodsports.
    • The record comes into focus with ‘Nobody's Playing ’, an introduction that clearly defines a piano-scored slip into Americana, falling through memories real or imagined, recorded on stuttering kinetoscope and dug up a century later.
    • There, Robert William Paul produced a cheaper version of Edison's kinetoscope and gave a public performance in March 1896.

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