phonograph

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Etymology[edit]

From phono- +‎ -graph.

Noun[edit]

phonograph (plural phonographs)

  1. Literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe.
  2. (UK, historical) A device that records or plays sound from cylinder records.
  3. (North America) A turntable, especially an early, archaic record player.
  4. (dated) A character or symbol used to represent a sound, especially one used in phonography.

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Verb[edit]

phonograph (third-person singular simple present phonographs, present participle phonographing, simple past and past participle phonographed)

  1. (transitive, dated) To record for playback by phonograph.
  2. (transitive, dated) To transcribe into phonographic symbols.

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