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Definition of Phonograph

Phonograph

  1. A character or symbol used to represent a sound, esp. one used in phonography.
  2. An instrument for the mechanical registration and reproduction of audible sounds, as articulate speech, etc. It consists of a rotating cylinder or disk covered with some material easily indented, as tinfoil, wax, paraffin, etc., above which is a thin plate carrying a stylus. As the plate vibrates under the influence of a sound, the stylus makes minute indentations or undulations in the soft material, and these, when the cylinder or disk is again turned, set the plate in vibration, and reproduce the sound.

Phonograph Quotations

A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn't move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again.
Laurel Lea

By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.
Edvard Munch

Well when I was young, when I was very young, when I was a little boy I don't remember the music I heard, but there was an article in the Brooklyn Daily written by my Aunt about how I could choose phonograph records.
Elliott Carter

You know you haven't stopped talking since I came here? You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle!
Bert Kalmar

My mother says I was vaccinated with a phonograph needle. I love to talk. I just love to talk.
Jerry Hunt
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Phonograph Translations

phonograph in Dutch is grammofoon
phonograph in French is phonographe
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