Definition of Movietone in English:

Movietone

Pronunciation /ˈmuːvɪtəʊn/

noun

historical
  • A trademark for: a system for recording sound on a film negative, formerly used chiefly in making newsreels; a film made using this system. Also used allusively of the very formal style of presentation characteristic of newsreels produced by the Movietone Company. Usually attributive. Compare phonofilm , "Vitaphone".

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From movie + tone.