gram·​o·​phone | \ ˈgra-mə-ˌfōn How to pronounce gramophone (audio) \

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Before the gramophone and before the radio — and for a long time after — music was sold by the sheet and not by the recording. John Podhoretz, National Review, "Irving Berlin," 22 Aug. 2019 The audience of no more than 10 people is guided at the beginning into an old-fashioned parlor, where a fire flickers in the hearth and a gramophone plays in the background. Dominic P. Papatola, Twin Cities, "Review: There’s no escaping the engaging ‘Cabal’," 26 July 2019 The house's eclectic décor, like a gramophone, old portraits, chandeliers, copper pots and taxidermy decking the walls made the sparkly New Years Eve-themed clocks, party hats and balloons feel inspired and inviting. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Coolest Wedding of the Year: Ann Brady & Scott Kelce's New Year's Celebration," 30 Dec. 2016 The dance hall convulsed to the tunes on the gramophone and was full of bounding feet and seductive legs. . . Michael B. Mukasey, WSJ, "The Jihad Against ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’," 17 Dec. 2018 Users can learn about some of the legendary artists of classical music like Leonard Bernstein or Herbert von Karajan, how records are made, or how the invention of the gramophone brought music to our living rooms. Wolfgang Spahr, Billboard, "Deutsche Grammophon Turning 120 With Forbidden City Concert, Massive Box Set, Rare Shellac Releases," 13 June 2018 Come intermission, themed refreshments were served as the theater bar, which was appropriately set with a pair of silver gramophones (and the My Fair Lady soundtrack on classic vinyl). Maria Ward, Vogue, "Uma Thurman and Hugh Jackman Could Have Danced All Night at the Broadway Opening of My Fair Lady," 20 Apr. 2018 Jarreau remains the only vocalist to win Grammys in the jazz, pop and R&B categories, collecting golden gramophones in the 1970s, '80s, '90s and 2000s. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee native Al Jarreau's friends launch Kickstarter campaign for tribute album," 23 May 2018 So the set is scattered with scientific things: maps, globes, a giant ear, giant gramophones. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How My Fair Lady Turned a Broadway Stage Into the Streets of Edwardian England," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gramophone

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gramophone

from Gramophone, a trademark

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The first known use of gramophone was in 1887

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