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See also: nickelodeon



From nickel, the United States five-cent coin, and odeon, which is the Greek word for a theatre.


Nickelodeon (plural Nickelodeons)

  1. A small, rudimentary movie theater that charged five cents for admission, popular in North America from about 1905 to 1915.
  2. A coin-operated player piano, often elaborated with percussion, banjos, bells, whistles, and other musical instruments and noise-makers.
  3. An American jukebox operated by nickels.