any sound-reproducing machine using records in the form of cylinders or discs.
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How to use phonograph in a sentence
The entertainment featured a phonograph recording of the late Thomas Edison and a radio show broadcast from a plane flying overhead.
Radio broadcasts, phonograph recordings, and talking films were bringing culture to the masses.
There was some sort of a phonograph device under the cowl of that get-away car, and this was hooked up to the radio switch.
In the early Edison phonograph the sound vibrations were registered on a tinfoil-covered cylinder.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
It was then that he straightened away from her and looked without seeing at the blur of light which was the phonograph.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for phonograph
an early form of gramophone capable of recording and reproducing sound on wax cylinders
Also called: gramophone, record player US and Canadian a device for reproducing the sounds stored on a record: now usually applied to the nearly obsolete type that uses a clockwork motor and acoustic horn
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