magic lantern

noun
Updated on: 19 Mar 2018

Definition of magic lantern

: an early form of optical projector of still pictures using a transparent slide

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Definition of magic lantern for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that was used in the past to show pictures on a wall or screen


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