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
In March 1857, a full two decades before Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, the French patent office awarded a Parisian printer named Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville a patent for a machine that recorded sound.
Their poetry books trip ever more briskly off the presses, and their phonograph recordings feed a flourishing market.
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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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