from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A machine combining a kinetoscope and a phonograph synchronized so as to reproduce a scene and its accompanying sounds. It has been superseded by recording techniques allowing the sounds to be recorded directly on the motion-picture film.


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  • You can see where he was going with this one - the kinetophone was a phonograph inside of a cabinet, and while it played through a couple of ear tubes - very primitive headphones, I suppose - the viewer would watch images.

    mental_floss Blog

  • Attitudes like yours make it likely they'll want a kinetophone displayed next year at Christmas time.

    Sound Politics: Oy Vey! That "War On Christmas!"

  • "It is, as you perhaps have already guessed, the latest product of this genius of sound and sight, the kinetophone, the machine that combines moving pictures with the talking machine."

    Guy Garrick

  • He was the skilled operator of the kinetophone, whom Garrick had hired.

    Guy Garrick

  • Garrick's office, which had been ringing with firearms and shouts from the kinetophone, was again silent.

    Guy Garrick

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