WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
zo•e•trope  (zōē trōp′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Cinemaa device for giving an illusion of motion, consisting of a slitted drum that, when whirled, shows a succession of images placed opposite the slits within the drum as one moving image.
  • Greek zōé̄ life + tropé̄ turn
  • irregularly 1865–70

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