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Definition of "graphophone" [graph•o•phone]

  • An improvement on the phonograph, using a floating stylus to cut grooves into a wax-coated cardboard cylinder. (noun)

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Use "graphophone" in a sentence
  • "Wax is also employed in the 'graphophone' of Mr. Tainter and Professor Bell, which is merely a phonograph under another name."
  • "Instead it was another sound recording machine designed by Alexander Graham Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter, called the 'graphophone', which established a popular standard for the sound recording industry."
  • ""Cheer up, ladies," smiled Bill, "the graphophone is a very good one, and in the office is a whole box of records of my own selection."