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nickelodeon

(noun) A cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin.

Synonyms: jukebox

Usage: When they arrived at the dance hall, the professional musicians were dismayed by the presence of the popular nickelodeon.
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nickelodeon (n.)
1888, "motion picture theater," from nickel "five-cent coin" (the cost to view one) + -odeon, as in Melodeon (1840) "music hall," ultimately from Greek oideion "building for musical performances" . Meaning "nickel jukebox" is first attested 1938.

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A nickelodeon is an old fashioned coin-operated machine that plays music. You can also call a nickelodeon a "jukebox."
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In the US, it's common to refer to an old-timey jukebox or player piano (or any music machine that operates with a coin or token) as a nickelodeon, although the original meaning was a movie theater or cinema that cost five cents. The movie theater definition dates from the late 1800s, from the Greek oideion, "building for performances," and the jukebox meaning was first used in the 1930s.
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Now considered to be a musical icon, look how far the jukebox has come from the day it was unveiled in San Francisco, Nov 23, 1889. If “The Fonz” had given this one a fist bump, he probably would have disabled it permanently.
One of the early forerunners to the modern Jukebox as we know was the Nickel-in-the-Slot machine. In 1889, Louis Glass and William S. Arnold, placed a coin-operated Edison cylinder phonograph in the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. It was an Edison Class M Electric Phonograph in an oak cabinet that was refitted with a coin mechanism patented (U.S. 428,750) by Glass and Arnold. This was the first Nickel-in-the-Slot. The machine had no amplification and patrons had to listen to the music using one of four listening tubes. In its first six months of service, the Nickel-in-the-Slot earned over $1000.

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My mother used to speak of a nickelodeon.
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Noun 1. nickelodeon - a cabinet containing an automatic record playernickelodeon - a cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin
jukebox
phonograph, record player - machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically
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