zoetrope

noun zo·e·trope \ˈzōē‧ˌtrōp\
variants: less commonly

zootrope

\ˈzōə‧-\

Definition of zoetrope

plural

-s

  1. :  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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