phonograph

[ foh-nuh-graf, -grahf ]SEE DEFINITION OF phonograph

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Callers can leave a verbal message in the phonograph instead of a note.

The phonograph lay under the very eyes of Science, and yet she did not see it.

Wills and other private deeds may of course be executed by phonograph.

It consists of a tympanum or drum, having a stylus attached as in the phonograph.

This is a convenient arrangement in using the phonograph for correspondence or dictation.

The phonograph was more of a surprise; but still it was no exception to the rule.

It was in 1877 that Thomas Alva Edison completed the first phonograph.

What had terrified her as a sort of supernatural thing was only the phonograph!

It would be an excellent thing if a phonograph could be put in every school.

Captain Dan played the phonograph, laughed, and joked while I fought the fish.

WORD ORIGIN

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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