Origin of gramophoneso named (1887) by E. Berliner (1851-1929), United States inventor, born in Germany, by arbitrary inversion of phonogram
Origin of gramophoneOriginally a trademark.
From Gramophone (“a trademark”), coined by Emile Berliner after the invention of the first phonograph, from Ancient Greek γράμμα (gramma, “letter”) and φωνή (fone, “sound”).
- (obsolete) A Grammy.
Originally the name of a brand of phonograph; coined from Ancient Greek roots by Emile Berliner after the invention of the first phonograph. See gramophone.