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gramophone


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gramophone  \Gram"o*phone\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  a  thing  drawn  or  written 
  (fr.  ?  write)  +  -phone,  as  in  telephone.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gramophone 
  n  :  an  antique  record  player;  the  sound  of  the  vibrating  needle 
  is  amplified  acoustically  [syn:  {acoustic  gramophone}] 




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