[ dik-tuh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈdɪk təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
a brand name for a telephonic device with a highly sensitive transmitter obviating the necessity of a mouthpiece: used for listening to conversations secretly or obtaining a record of them.
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How to use Dictograph in a sentence
She recalled what a strain it had been on her nerves the day she watched on the roof while Dean installed the dictograph.
He recalled that Jane Strong over the dictograph had heard old Hoff speak of something that he called the "wonder-worker."
"When they close up for the night, Murphy, Gallant and I will go in and rig up the dictograph," he said.
Brennan assembled the dictograph rapidly, attaching to it three head-pieces with receivers clamping over the ears.
British Dictionary definitions for Dictograph
/ (ˈdɪktəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /
trademark a telephonic instrument for secretly monitoring or recording conversations by means of a small, sensitive, and often concealed microphone
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