Origin of phonographphono- + -graph
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.
- Literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe.
- (UK, historical) A device that records or plays sound from cylinder records.
- (North America) A turntable, especially an early, archaic record player.
- (dated) A character or symbol used to represent a sound, especially one used in phonography.
(third-person singular simple present phonographs, present participle phonographing, simple past and past participle phonographed)
- (dated) To record for playback by phonograph.
- (dated) To transcribe into phonographic symbols.
From phono- +"Ž -graph.
- Thomas Edison created the first phonograph and record in 1877.
- The Sound Recorder: The earliest sound recorders, whether it was Edison's first "phonograph" recording on a wax cylinder or Parisian inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville's "phonautograph", all had one thing in common.
- The poorer grades are employed in the manufacture of soap, candles and phonograph records.