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1. An early movie theater charging an admission price of five cents.
2. A player piano.
3. A jukebox.

[nickel + (Mel)odeon, music hall; see melodeon.]


1. (Instruments) an early form of jukebox
2. (Film) (formerly) a cinema charging five cents for admission
3. (Instruments) (formerly) a Pianola, esp one operated by inserting a five-cent piece
[C20: from nickel + (mel)odeon]


(ˌnɪk əˈloʊ di ən)

1. an early jukebox that was operated by inserting nickels.
2. an early motion-picture theater, orig. with an admission price of one nickel.


a juke-box, record-player, or player piano operated by the insertion of a nickel or other coin. See also films.
See also: Music, Phonograph Records
an early name for a cinema, so called because of the five-cent admission charge. See also music.
See also: Films
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nickelodeon - a cabinet containing an automatic record playernickelodeon - a cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin
phonograph, record player - machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically


n (dated US)
(Film)theater nt (mit Eintrittspreisen von 5 Cent)
(= juke-box)Musikbox f
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