turn·​ta·​ble ˈtərn-ˌtā-bəl How to pronounce turntable (audio)
: a revolvable platform: such as
: a rotating platform that carries a phonograph record
: a platform with a track for turning wheeled vehicles (such as locomotives)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The cake stand features a rotating aluminum turntable that slowly spins in order to provide easier access while frosting and decorating. Kaitlyn Mcinnis, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Jan. 2023 Active speakers save space and offer flexibility for streaming music from a smartphone and hooking up legacy equipment like a vinyl turntable or CD player. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 By eleven o’clock the opera singer had come off the turntable in favor of Barbara Cook, and then the telephone rang and one of the psychiatrists got a call with the news that one of his closest friends had just died of AIDS out in Los Angeles. Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2022 As part of the Works with Sonos program, Victrola's Stream Onyx turntable wirelessly connects and casts music to your Sonos devices. Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 7 Jan. 2023 Victrola has an option for you: at CES, the company is introducing a new turntable called the Stream Onyx that’s capable of streaming records straight to a Sonos system. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 5 Jan. 2023 The set design by Jean Rabasse features a giant turntable to keep the action moving. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 11 Dec. 2022 Let your parents relive their glory days with this portable turntable from Victrola. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 9 Nov. 2022 Pro-Ject’s beloved turntable got an upgrade last year to deliver even better quality sound with a sleek minimalist design. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 18 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of turntable was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Turntable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turntable. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


turn·​ta·​ble -ˌtā-bəl How to pronounce turntable (audio)
: a platform that can be turned around
: a round flat plate that turns a phonograph record

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