Gramophone Gram"o*phone, n. [Gr. ? a thing drawn or written (fr. ? write) + -phone, as in telephone. Originally a trademark.] An instrument for recording, preserving, and reproducing sounds, the record being a tracing of a phonautograph etched in some solid material. Reproduction is accomplished by means of a system attached to an elastic diaphragm. This older term is almost completely replaced for modern devices by the word {phonograph} (or {hi-fi}), and technological changes have made the term sound antiquated, and it is usually used to refer to older non-electronic versions of the phonograph. [obsolescent] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • Gramophone — 1887, trademark by German born U.S. inventor Emil Berliner (1851 1929), an inversion of phonogram (1884) the tracing made by a phonograph needle, coined from Gk. phone voice, sound (see FAME (Cf. fame)) + gramma something written (see GRAMMAR (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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  • gramophone — ☆ gramophone [gram′ə fōn΄ ] n. [so named (1887) by E. Berliner, U.S. inventor, by arbitrary inversion of PHONOGRAM] now chiefly Brit. var. of PHONOGRAPH …   English World dictionary

  • Gramophone — Un gramophone est un appareil ancien permettant de jouer un morceau de musique enregistré sur un disque phonographique. Il a été breveté par Émile Berliner. Ce nom, qui est à l origine une marque déposée, est parfois utilisé abusivement pour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gramophone — [[t]græ̱məfoʊn[/t]] gramophones N COUNT A gramophone is an old fashioned type of record player. [mainly BRIT] ...a wind up gramophone with a big horn. ...gramophone records. Syn: record player (in AM, usually use phonograph) …   English dictionary

  • gramophone — UK [ˈɡræməˌfəʊn] / US [ˈɡræməˌfoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms gramophone : singular gramophone plural gramophones old fashioned a record player …   English dictionary

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