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record player

Origin of record player
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for record player
  • Your old record player may be gone, but now you can enjoy these grooves in a modern format in your homes, cars and bars.
  • We pulled out a record player the other day, and my kids were fascinated.
  • On the table next to him is an old-style record player.
  • It would be interesting to attempt this demonstration on a larger scale than an old record player.
  • The piezoelectric effect is mainly put to use in your mom or dad's record player.
  • Domestic employees, including a maid dancing by a record player, ignore their work.
  • That's how that got started listening to recordings in a candy store somewhere where they had a record player.
  • The article stresses the portable record player's modest cost and also its ease of transport.
  • Play some ping pong, sit in the airstream, or play some music on their record player.
British Dictionary definitions for record player

record player

a device for reproducing the sounds stored on a record, consisting of a turntable, usually electrically driven, that rotates the record at a fixed speed of 33, 45, or (esp formerly) 78 revolutions a minute. A stylus vibrates in accordance with undulations in the groove in the record: these vibrations are converted into electric currents, which, after amplification, are recreated in the form of sound by one or more loudspeakers See also monophonic, quadraphonics, stereophonic
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