Definition of moviola in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmuːvɪˈəʊlə/


trademark in the US
A device which reproduces the picture and sound of a film on a small scale, to allow checking and editing.
Example sentences
  • They rented film gear, including the moviola they set up in John's home to edit the footage.
  • Many of these movements you wouldn't even see unless you studied the film on the moviola.
  • Upright moviolas are those tractor-like machines you see in old movies in the ‘cutting room’ scenes.


1920s: from movie + -ola (probably from pianola).

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