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Webster 1913 Edition


Phonograph

Pho′no-graph

,
Noun.
[
Phono-
+
-graph
.]
1.
A character or symbol used to represent a sound, esp. one used in phonography.
[archaic]

Definition 2022


phonograph

phonograph

English

Noun

phonograph (plural phonographs)

  1. Literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe.
  2. (Britain, historical) A device that records or plays sound from cylinder records.
  3. (Canada, US) Early term for a record player.
  4. (dated) A character or symbol used to represent a sound, especially one used in phonography.

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phonograph (third-person singular simple present phonographs, present participle phonographing, simple past and past participle phonographed)

  1. (transitive, dated) To record for playback by phonograph.
  2. (transitive, dated) To transcribe into phonographic symbols.

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