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Pronunciation:  'fownu`graf

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically

PHONOGRAPH is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: record player
 See Also: acoustic gramophone, audio system, auto-changer, cartridge, changer, gramophone, jukebox, machine, nickelodeon, pickup, pickup arm, radio chassis, record changer, sound system, tone arm, turntable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pho"no*graph\, n. [Phono- + -graph.]
1. A character or symbol used to represent a sound, esp. one
   used in phonography.

2. (Physics) 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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: audio sound system, audiophile, binaural system, bitch box, bullhorn, cartridge, ceramic pickup, changer, crystal pickup, derived four-channel system, discrete four-channel system, four-channel stereo system, Gramophone, hi-fi, hi-fi fan, high-fidelity, intercom, intercommunication system, jukebox, magnetic pickup, monaural system, mono, needle, nickelodeon, PA, PA system, photoelectric pickup, pickup, public-address system, quadraphonic sound system, radio-phonograph combination, record changer, record player, sound reproduction system, sound truck, squawk box, stereo, stylus, system, tape deck, tape recorder, tone arm, transcription turntable, turntable, Victrola