Origin of nickelodeonnickel + French odéon from Late Latin odeum, odeum an early 20th-cent. theater for exhibiting films, vaudeville, etc., to which the admission was typically five cents
Origin of nickelodeonnickel + (mel)odeon a player piano or type of jukebox operated by the insertion of a coin, typically a nickel, into a slot
- An early movie theater charging an admission price of five cents.
- A player piano.
- A jukebox.
Origin of nickelodeonnickel (Mel)odeon music hall ; see melodeon .
- Alternative form of Nickelodeon.