Definition of stroboscope in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈstrəʊbəskəʊp/


1An instrument for studying periodic motion or determining speeds of rotation by shining a bright light at intervals so that a moving or rotating object appears stationary.
Example sentences
  • He also constructed his own stroboscope and kinesiscope.
  • The stroboscope creates patterns and colors by interference with the brain waves.
  • Instead, he made a kind of mechanical stroboscope.
1.1A lamp made to flash intermittently, especially for this purpose.
Example sentences
  • One of these toys was a stroboscope which rotated in front of a mirror and simulated moving pictures from figures drawn in it.



Pronunciation: /strəʊbəˈskɒpɪk/
Example sentences
  • The short-lived microcavitation bubbles were visualized using time-resolved microscopy with stroboscopic illumination.
  • A stroboscopic snapshot of the tube location is given in Fig.3, where the tube displacements in the x, y plane are clearly evident.
  • An early work, his and Binkley's stroboscopic tour de force, Caught, remains a classic of popular appeal.


Pronunciation: /strəʊbəˈskɒpɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • By changing this delay we stroboscopically record the response of the magnetization as a function of time.
  • We stroboscopically display the motion of single sperical wavefronts from sources arrayed along y-axis.
  • Cue a lot of chases, stroboscopically edited fight scenes, and the odd twist here and there.


Pronunciation: /-ˈskɒpɪk(ə)l/


Mid 19th century: from Greek strobos 'whirling' + -scope.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: strobo|scope

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.