\ ˈslīd-ˌshō How to pronounce slideshow (audio) \
variants: or slide show
plural slideshows or slide shows

Definition of slideshow

1 : a presentation of photographic slides (see slide entry 2 sense 5b) projected on a surface or displayed on a screen one after another She projected a slideshow from her mother's archive against a muslin sheet that she also drew on, putting a layered landscape in the top left corner, and then she hung a painting her mother never finished in the walk-in closet.— Catherine Wagley Seniors were all gathered in the auxiliary gym for lunch, where a dozen or so giant sandwiches from Subway were laid out for them along with cake as they watched a slideshow of their classmates' pictures from when they were toddlers.— Sam Craig
2 : a collection of electronic images (as on a website) presented to be viewed one after another Click through the attached slideshow for more information on the 15+ small businesses that will be part of the Sherman Phoenix.The Milwaukee Business Journal

First Known Use of slideshow

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Slideshow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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