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phonograph (plural phonographs)
- A device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe.
- (Britain, historical) A device that records or plays sound from cylinder records.
- (Canada, US, historical) A record player.
- 1937, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, Covici Friede:
- […] I've knew people that if they got a rag rug on the floor and a kewpie doll lamp on the phonograph they think they're runnin' a parlor house.'
- (dated) A character or symbol used to represent a sound, especially one used in phonography.
device that records or plays sound from cylinder records
archaic record player — see gramophone
- (transitive, dated) To record for playback by phonograph.
- (transitive, dated) To transcribe into phonographic symbols.