Definition of phonograph
: an instrument for reproducing sounds by means of the vibration of a stylus or needle following a spiral groove on a revolving disc or cylinder
Recent Examples of phonograph from the Web
The way people have consumed songs has changed as much as the genres and the styles, from the phonograph to the jukebox, eight-tracks to cassette tapes, CDs to MP3s, and from there to up the cloud.
An indoor museum filled with antique phonographs, war artifacts, costumes and regalia, and sports memorabilia welcomes visitors that come from all corners of the world.
One room is devoted to Edison’s creations and includes a phonograph, stock ticker and talking doll.
Hi-fi (stereo) components, mostly two-channel stereo receivers and phonographs/turntables, were also in vogue.
The goals related to the new structure: Increase revenues (the team's 2017 payroll ranks eighth in the game); hire and retain the sharpest minds; celebrate an organization that's older than the phonograph.
Commercial radio did not arrive until 1920, and 1916 phonographs would lacerate 2017 sensibilities, as would 1916’s silent movies.
Despite its high-octane Bolshevism, Novy Mir was quite happy to accept advertisements from Budweiser, tobacco companies, phonograph manufacturers, banks, and other pillars of the American economy.
Several interactive stations will give them a chance to flip through the draft registration cards of celebrities, play phonograph records and see the infamous Zimmerman Telegram being decoded.
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First Known Use of phonograph
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Definition of phonograph for Students
: an instrument that reproduces sounds recorded on a grooved disk
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