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 It has been superseded by recording techniques allowing the sounds to be recorded directly on the motion-picture film.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.
Attitudes like yours make it likely they'll want a kinetophone displayed next year at Christmas time.
"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."
He was the skilled operator of the kinetophone, whom Garrick had hired.
Garrick's office, which had been ringing with firearms and shouts from the kinetophone, was again silent.