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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The data itself isn’t a snapshot, a single click in time, but more like an unspooling filmstrip, as the high-flying robot traverses the atmosphere, pushing through space with its nose pointed down like a bloodhound. Andrew Blum, WIRED, 25 June 2019 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,, 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, 28 Feb. 2018 See More

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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 2 Dec. 2022.

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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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