Definition of mutoscope in US English:

mutoscope

(also mutascope)

noun

US
historical
  • A device for viewing a series of photographs of a moving object (usually taken with a mutograph) in quick succession, giving the impression of a moving picture. Also: a booklet of such photographs, producing the same effect when its pages are flicked through rapidly.

Origin

Late 19th century. From muto-, taken as combining form of classical Latin mūtāre to change + -scope.

Pronunciation

mutoscope

/mjuːtəskəʊp/