Definition of zoetrope
: an optical toy in which figures on the inside of a revolving cylinder are viewed through slits in its circumference and appear like a single animated figure
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Origin and Etymology of zoetrope
zoetrope from Zoetrope, a trademark; zootrope alteration (influenced by zo-) of zoetrope
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