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phonograph

[foh-nuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈfoʊ nəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun
1.
any sound-reproducing machine using records in the form of cylinders or discs.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35 in sense “phonogram”; 1877 for the “talking phonograph” invented by T. A. Edison; phono- + -graph
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phonograph

/ˈfəʊnəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
noun
1.
an early form of gramophone capable of recording and reproducing sound on wax cylinders
2.
(US & Canadian) Also called gramophone, record player. a device for reproducing the sounds stored on a record: now usually applied to the nearly obsolete type that uses a clockwork motor and acoustic horn
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Word Origin and History for phonographs

phonograph

n.

1835, "character representing a sound," literally "writer of sounds," from phono- "sound" + -graph "instrument for recording; something written." Meaning "an instrument that produces sounds from records" (talking phonograph, invented by Thomas A. Edison) it is attested from 1877. The recording made from it at first was called a phonogram (1879).

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