mutoscope definition

  • noun:
    • A motion-picture device for the late nineteenth century, to be seen by someone at any given time through a peephole.
    • A simple type of moving-picture machine where the number of views, exhibiting the consecutive phases of a scene, are imprinted in some recoverable format and mounted round the periphery of a wheel. The rotation of this wheel brings all of them rapidly into picture, one after another, as well as the blended result offers a semblance of movement.
    • a guitar for convention of a few photographs in rapid succession to provide the optical result known as a moving photo.

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