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kinescope

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noun ki·ne·scope \ˈki-nə-ˌskōp also ˈkī-\

Definition of kinescope

  1. 1 :  picture tube

  2. 2 :  a motion picture made from an image on a picture tube

Did You Know?

Kinescope, originally a trademark for the cathode-ray tube in a TV, later became the name for a film of a TV screen showing a live broadcast. In order for a program to be seen beyond New York in the early days of TV, a kinescope had to be shipped from station to station. Though grainy and fuzzy, these were for a time the only way of capturing live shows. But in 1951 Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball decided to film their comedy show rather than to broadcast it live, and in a few years live broadcast comedy and drama had vanished from the airwaves.

Origin and Etymology of kinescope

from Kinescope, a trademark


First Known Use: 1930


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kinescope

verb ki·ne·scope

Definition of kinescope

kinescoped

kinescoping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a kinescope of

1949

First Known Use of kinescope

1949


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