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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.
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Phonograph Translations

phonograph in Dutch is grammofoon
phonograph in French is phonographe