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)

Examples of turntable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smooth sides of cake and run a small spatula on the top of the cake from the center to the edge while rotating on a turntable to create a swirl. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 30 Mar. 2024 Forget to remove turntable and accessories: If your microwave has a removable turntable or other accessories, make sure to remove them and clean them separately to ensure thorough cleaning. Maryal Miller Carter, USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2024 Use either a turntable or a clear plastic bin to make retrieval of condiments easier in the future. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 21 Mar. 2024 At their wedding, Sherrod honored her husband’s musical side with a surprise groom’s cake shaped like a turntable. Kaitlin Stevens, Peoplemag, 17 Mar. 2024 Three Doors Down on the turntable chanting their 2000 hit would furnish a fitting coda as the bash winds down. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2024 With Jay scratching the turntables as DJ, the trio created a new sound and street look, with their Adidas gear, leather jackets, gold chains and black Kangol hats. Eric Levenson, CNN, 27 Feb. 2024 Instead, the high-quality turntable relies primarily on thick plastic components, a carbon tonearm, and either an Audio-Technica AT-VM95E or Ortofon OM5E cartridge. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 22 Mar. 2024 Both album and turntable were all the rage, and the Technics was the first quality direct-drive turntable that a penurious college student could afford. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2024

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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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“Turntable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turntable. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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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