talking machine

noun

Definition of talking machine 

: an early phonograph

Examples of talking machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

In the past fifty years, our talking machines have continued to evolve, but none of them have become as authentically malicious as HAL. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "“2001: A Space Odyssey”: What It Means, and How It Was Made," 17 Apr. 2018 There’s something about talking machines that just sets Mama’s nerves on edge. Southern Living, "Alexa's No Match for Mama," 6 Jan. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'talking machine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of talking machine

1889, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about talking machine

Share talking machine

Statistics for talking machine

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for talking machine

The first known use of talking machine was in 1889

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on talking machine

See words that rhyme with talking machine

Comments on talking machine

What made you want to look up talking machine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!