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Meaning of zoetrope

zo•e•trope

Pronunciation: (zō'ē-trōp"), [key]
— n.
  1. a device for giving an illusion of motion, consisting of a slitted drum that, when whirled, shows a succession of images placed opposite the slits within the drum as one moving image.
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