turn·​ta·​ble | \ ˈtərn-ˌtā-bəl How to pronounce turntable (audio) \

Definition of turntable

: a revolvable platform: such as
a : a rotating platform that carries a phonograph record
b : a platform with a track for turning wheeled vehicles (such as locomotives)

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The kit comes with a mini turntable, and three packages of Oreos: White Fudge, Oreo Thins, and your standard plain Oreos. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Amazon Currently Selling an Oreo Music Box," 25 Nov. 2018 The mechanics of the new turntable, now powered by a series of 12 motors, will also be visible through the flooring. Harriet Baskas, USA TODAY, "Seattle Space Needle makeover includes selfie-friendly glass benches," 24 May 2018 So, Idris is talking about the wedding reception, not the actual ceremony—which was held at Windsor Castle and was televised, without a turntable in sight. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "No Big Deal, But Idris Elba DJed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding," 27 Feb. 2019 There are 13 sets in total, with various combos of the Sonos One, Play:5, Playbase, Playbar, and Pro-Ject Essential III Phono turntable. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Sonos is now offering discounted speaker and turntable bundle sets," 21 May 2018 But many new receivers don’t have a phono input for turntables. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Setup: Building a Great Home Entertainment System," 18 July 2018 Olympia Ceramica's turntable sink could turn any bathroom into a music lover's dream. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "A Turntable Sink Makes The Coolest Bathroom Vanity Ever," 8 Jan. 2019 There are two ways that most people first hear the Audio-Technica name: either in association with Technics turntables or via a pushy friend or YouTuber enlightening them about the M50x headphones. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audio-Technica M50xBT review: better beats," 12 Nov. 2018 Beowulf Boritt’s turntable set, as befits a play about a 19th-century stage idol, is sumptuously elaborate. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ Review: She That Plays the Prince," 26 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of turntable

1835, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of turntable

: the part of a record player that turns the record
: a platform that is used to turn vehicles (such as railroad cars) around

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