Phonograph definition

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Literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe.
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(dated) A character or symbol used to represent a sound, especially one used in phonography.
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The definition of a phonograph is a record player.

A player introduced in 1877 to reproduce sounds on which you can play records and listen to the sound through an attached speaker is an example of a phonograph.

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(UK, historical) A device that records or plays sound from cylinder records.
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A device for reproducing sound that has been mechanically transcribed in a spiral groove on a circular disc or cylinder: a stylus following the groove in the revolving disc or cylinder transmits vibrations which are converted into sound.
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(North America) A turntable, especially an early, archaic record player.
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(dated) To transcribe into phonographic symbols.
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(dated) To record for playback by phonograph.
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A machine that reproduces sound by means of a stylus in contact with a grooved rotating disk.
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Noun

Singular:
phonograph
Plural:
phonographs

Origin of phonograph

  • From phono- +"Ž -graph.

    From Wiktionary