phonograph

noun
pho·no·graph | \ ˈfō-nə-ˌgraf \

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

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John Hauger, who collects antique phonographs and records and is a history buff of the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, will serve as guest speaker. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Grayslake antique market doubles in size for summer," 25 June 2018 Several old phonographs are on display in the front window and a jukebox sits nearby. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Vinyl lovers are making their way to newly opened Audiophil's Records in Joliet," 5 July 2018 From the invention of the phonograph in 1877 to the boom in streaming services today, the music industry has had to constantly adapt to emerging technology. Peg Brickley, WSJ, "Creditors Probe Gibson’s Pre-Bankruptcy Dealings With Lenders," 29 June 2018 In 1948, Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record in New York. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 17 June 2018 In September, records, phonographs and books will be displayed and sold by the Wisconsin Illinois Musical Antique Phonograph Society. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Grayslake antique market doubles in size for summer," 25 June 2018 As the German airship raged with fire, a radio announcer named Herb Morrison recorded the events onto a phonograph recording that wasn't part of the newsreels shot that day and only later was added to actual footage. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Can tape of sobbing child detainees join shocking sounds, images that have shaped history?," 20 June 2018 From the invention of the phonograph in 1877 to the boom in streaming services today, the music industry has had to constantly adapt to emerging technology. Anne Steele, WSJ, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z Go Pay-to-Play With New Album," 18 June 2018 The new statue in Milan shows Edison holding a light bulb in one hand and a phonograph in the other. Fox News, "Statue of inventor Thomas Edison unveiled in Ohio hometown," 1 June 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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phonograph

noun
pho·no·graph | \ ˈfō-nə-ˌgraf \

Kids Definition of phonograph

: an instrument that reproduces sounds recorded on a grooved disk

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