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newsreel

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noun news·reel \-ˌrēl\

Simple Definition of newsreel

  • : a short film that reported the news and that was shown in theaters in the past

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of newsreel

  1. :  a short movie dealing with current events

Examples of newsreel in a sentence

  1. old newsreels from World War II



1916

First Known Use of newsreel

1916


NEWSREEL Defined for Kids

newsreel

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noun news·reel \ˈnüz-ˌrēl, ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newsreel for Students

  1. :  a short motion picture made in the past about events at that time




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