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Definition of "phonograph" [pho•no•graph]

  • A machine that reproduces sound by means of a stylus in contact with a grooved rotating disk. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "phonograph" in a sentence
  • "And what they call the phonograph with a great big morning glory horn, and all of that."
  • "The latter he dwelt upon for a moment, with an irritated indrawing of brows, then swung out the phonograph from the wall, pressed the button that made the cylinder revolve, and swiftly dictated, without ever a pause for word or idea:"
  • "As compared with the field of the telephone, that of the phonograph is limitless."