Definition of stroboscope in English:

stroboscope

noun

Physics
  • 1An instrument for studying periodic motion or determining speeds of rotation by shining a momentary bright light at intervals so that a moving object appears stationary.

    • ‘He also constructed his own stroboscope and kinesiscope.’
    • ‘Instead, he made a kind of mechanical stroboscope.’
    • ‘The stroboscope creates patterns and colors by interference with the brain waves.’
    1. 1.1A lamp made to flash intermittently, especially for this purpose.
      • ‘One of these toys was a stroboscope which rotated in front of a mirror and simulated moving pictures from figures drawn in it.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek strobos whirling + -scope.

Pronunciation:

stroboscope

/ˈstrōbəˌskōp/