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Victrola

[vik-troh-luh]
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Trademark.
  1. a brand of phonograph.
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Examples from the Web for victrola

Historical Examples

  • 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


Word Origin and History for victrola

Victrola

n.

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

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