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magic lantern Syllabification: mag·ic lan·tern
Pronunciation: /ˈˌmajik ˈlantərn/

Definition of magic lantern in English:


A simple form of image projector used for showing photographic slides.
Example sentences
  • Fuller's stage performances utilised electric lighting, coloured gels, magic lanterns, shadow-play and projections to create spectacular onstage effects, making her experiments with film a logical development of her art.
  • Martin also sold magic lanterns, which projected ghostly figures onto walls or clouds of smoke, as well as convex and concave glasses, mirrors that curved and distended proportions.
  • Now that was the new technology and they were just starting to use electric lights to project the magic lanterns instead of the carbide lamps,
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