Meaning of bioscope in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbʌɪəskəʊp/


dated mainly South African
  • A cinema or film.

    ‘They have renamed the theatre the Gem Bioscope, in fond memory of the days when the Gem was an active bioscope, showing movies like Samson & Delilah, or endless westerns.’
    • ‘In that case, we're left with little to say about Dante or, even more obviously, Dickens - both of whom made use of strongly sentiment-charged visual imaginations - and this long before the first bioscopes echoed our unified oohs and aahs.’
    • ‘‘I've been living on the streets for a long, long time, just sleeping in old bioscopes,’ she says, wrapping her tattered jersey around her frail shoulders.’
    • ‘In the past, Afrikaner young people entertained themselves in folk dances, church-sponsored youth activities, and the bioscope (movies).’
    • ‘His love of the bioscope reflects a nation obsessed with movies.’
    movie theater, movie house