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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ We see newsreel footage of cavalry, blazing buildings, war planes - from revolutions, civil war, world war.
▪ It seemed, to me, like newsreel footage from abroad.
▪ A film, newsreel and illustrations of the tunnels in use bring the atmosphere of Hellfire Corner to life.
▪ It produced 100 million francs and plenty of newsreel showing sacks of letters being unloaded in Colombey.
▪ It seemed, to me, like newsreel footage from abroad.
▪ The ending is a cinematic cop-out using newsreel photo-montage and a walk-on by Nelson Mandela.
▪ The image of his sister, playing like an old newsreel, seemed to suspend one memory with another.
▪ The memory was like an old newsreel.
▪ We see newsreel footage of cavalry, blazing buildings, war planes - from revolutions, civil war, world war.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1916, from news (n.) + reel (n.).


n. 1 (context countable English) A short film containing news or current affairs; especially one of several shown in sequence. 2 (context uncountable English) The genre of such films.


n. a short film and commentary about current events


A newsreel is a form of short documentary film prevalent in the first half of the twentieth century, regularly released in a public presentation place and containing filmed news stories and items of topical interest. It was a source of news, current affairs, and entertainment for millions of moviegoers until television supplanted its role in the 1950s. Newsreels are now considered significant historical documents, since they are often the only audiovisual record of historical and cultural events of those times.

Newsreels were typically exhibited as short subjects preceding the main feature film into the 1960s. There were dedicated newsreel theaters in many major cities in the 1930s and 1940s, and some large city cinemas also included a smaller theaterette where newsreels were screened continuously throughout the day.

Usage examples of "newsreel".

They reached a park, where the moonlight glimmered on the waters of a curving canal - one of those serpentine waterways where aquaplaners frequently disported for the benefit of newsreel photographers.

Since the newsreels of his boyhood days showing dreadnoughts plowing the seas, battleships under way had always stirred him like martial music.

But a movie, theater, the real thing, with a kiddie matinee on Saturday with twelve cartoons and a Western and a chapter, and beautiful dinnerware given away to the ladies on Wednesday evening, and always a double feature plus cartoon plus newsreel plus coming attractions, changed twice a week on Wednesday and Sunday.

Hollywood and Pathe News, fascinated by the dogs as always, sent a camera crew and a director from Time Marches On, the most popular newsreel shown in theaters across the country, to shoot the dogs in action.

The vast slush-covered expanse, where sometimes the self-aggrandising parades beat hell out of the road surface for newsreels, was on that day trodden only by miserable-looking groups of tourists, shepherded in straggling crocodiles to and from a group of buses parked nearby.

Otherwise you see it only later, in newsreels, or else in films made long after the event.

He’d met Roosevelt before, and knew the President wasn’t as vibrant in person as he appeared in the newsreels: being cooped up in a wheelchair would do that to you.

Colonel Forrest, the military attache, a fat Army Air officer from Idaho who had been in Germany for two years, introduced the Henrys to foreign attaches and Nazi leaders, including Goebbels and Ribbentrop, who looked just like their newsreel pictures, but oddly diminished.

As they drew near, a balding man in a shiny suit began shooting them with a big newsreel cine camera.

For all the fireside chats, speeches, newsreels, and millions of newspaper words about him, Franklin Roosevelt remained for Slote an elusive man.

The second dream was a newsreel I had seen of the Russian royal family, lined up by their graves, and shot so that they jerked and jumped like a silent film projection, knocked, blown away, end over end, like popped corks, into the pit.

But the dog Prinz, sired by the shepherd male Harras and whelped by the shepherd bitch Thekla, made history: he was given to the Führer and Chancellor for his birthday and, because he was the Führer's favorite dog, shown in the newsreels.

In the darkness, while up front the newsreel started up with a din, Harry peeled paper and tin foil from a roll of raspberry drops, thrust his thumbnail between the first and the second drop, and offered Tulla the roll.

And I'd be working in some office, making a lot of dough, and riding to work in cabs and Madison Avenue buses, and reading newspapers, and playing bridge all the time, and going to the movies and seeing a lot of stupid shorts and coming attractions and newsreels.