Definitions for nickelodeonˌnɪk əˈloʊ di ən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nick•el•o•de•onˌnɪk əˈloʊ di ən(n.)
an early jukebox that was operated by inserting nickels.
an early motion-picture theater, orig. with an admission price of one nickel.
Origin of nickelodeon:
a cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin
A coin-operated player piano (often elaborated with percussion, banjos, bells, whistles, and other musical instruments and noise-makers.
An American jukebox operated by nickels.
A small neighborhood movie theater, popular in America in the early 20th century.
Origin: From nickel, the United States five-cent coin, and odeon, which is the Greek word for a theatre.