film·​strip ˈfilm-ˌstrip How to pronounce filmstrip (audio)
: a strip of film bearing a sequence of images for projection as still pictures

Examples of filmstrip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dressed in an oversized plague cloak that can stretch the width of the planet as needed, this anthropomorphic fellow seems willing to risk his very existence to explain how the whole dark/light, night/day thing works (with the help of a short filmstrip guest narrated by Werner Herzog). Peter Debruge, Variety, 1 Feb. 2024 For people who toil outside the frames of a filmstrip or a comic-book panel, the act of making art, the absence and weakness its pressures can excuse, might be utterly destructive. Sam Thielman, The New Yorker, 21 July 2023 To browse, just click the arrows or the next image in the filmstrip. Discover Magazine, 7 Dec. 2011 The music was just as on-point, however, with BadBadNotGood performing a fantastic set with no lighting except for unique filmstrip visuals on the Moon Stage. Lily Moayeri, Variety, 4 Oct. 2022 Tooth movements resemble a filmstrip, and each frame or stage corresponds to a set of clear plastic aligner trays. Daley Quin, Allure, 24 Aug. 2021 The effect is a mashup of traditional kakejiku, or Japanese hanging scrolls, and a gigantic filmstrip. Anna Almendrala, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2021 It’s Me, Margaret and a one-time showing of a grainy school filmstrip showed by the gym teacher. Jenn McKee, Good Housekeeping, 28 Sep. 2020 And the booklet has this reddish tone with the filmstrip running through it. Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, Billboard, 22 Apr. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filmstrip was in 1896

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“Filmstrip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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film·​strip ˈfilm-ˌstrip How to pronounce filmstrip (audio)
: a strip of film for projecting still pictures on a screen
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