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[vik-troh-luh] /vɪkˈtroʊ lə/
a brand of phonograph. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then I went over to the Victrola and set it going in a fox-trot, one of my favorites.

    Possessed Cleveland Moffett
  • The movements may be executed to music, Victrola or piano being used.

  • "I think this will buy the Victrola—and some records, too," she said.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston Caroline E. Jacobs
  • I laid out my shaving things, and put a record on the Victrola.

    The Chamber of Life Green Peyton Wertenbaker
  • The other day I put on the Victrola a selection from "Die Walkyrie."

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • "No, you little goose, that's only the Victrola," answered Betty.

    The Silent Readers William D. Lewis
  • The Victrola had ceased its music—doubtless Katy had turned it off.

    The Deep Lake Mystery Carolyn Wells
  • The Victrola, at the end of a record and unattended, ran on with a shrill scratch.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
  • And the children enjoyed the Victrola, especially the funny records.

    Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill
  • There were books and magazines, a Victrola, comfortable chairs and a rug.

Word Origin and History for Victrola

1905, trademark of a phonograph, from Victor Talking Machine Co. Coined because it had "a sound suggestive of music," with ending from pianola.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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