WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
zo•e•trope (zō′ē trōp′),USA pronunciation n.
- 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