film·​strip | \ ˈfilm-ˌstrip How to pronounce filmstrip (audio) \

Definition of filmstrip

: a strip of film bearing a sequence of images for projection as still pictures

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The show, staged at the Black venue, features five women performing as a group, as soloists and partnered up with a soundtrack of music, effects – starting with a heartbeat – and a narrator with an educational filmstrip vibe. Dewayne Bevil,, "Review: Ruminations - Fringe 2018," 14 May 2018 And with so many moving parts and a filmstrip that could reach 9,000 feet in length, the failure rate was 20 percent. Smithsonian, "Smell-O-Vision, Astrocolor and Other Film Industry Inventions That Proved To Be Flops," 28 Feb. 2018 The frames surrounding this particular image are highlighted in a filmstrip published in the book. Liz Ronk, Time, "See Julia Child in France as Captured by Her Husband's Camera," 24 Oct. 2017 Spock’s clashes with Captain Kirk get explained, educational filmstrip-style, in a new Star Trek mashup titled Anger Is Illogical. Lewis Wallace, WIRED, "Video: Spock Tames His Anger in Star Trek Mashup," 4 Jan. 2011 The USIA filmstrip Toward Equal Opportunity, for example, was shown in Ghana to promote the United States and push back against communist activities. Aaron Sidder, Smithsonian, "That Time the U.S. Government Won an Oscar," 23 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of filmstrip

1896, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of filmstrip

: a long piece of film used for showing a series of pictures on a screen individually and not as a movie

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