gramophone

Definitions

  • Gramophone recorder
    Gramophone recorder
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gramophone an antique record player; the sound of the vibrating needle is amplified acoustically
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gramophone 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 phonographor 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gramophone An instrument for permanently recording and reproducing sounds by means of a tracing made on the principle of the phonautogram and etched into some solid material. A clean metallic or vitreous surface is covered with a delicate etching-ground, and upon this is traced a phonautographic record; the surface is then subjected to the action of an etching-agent, which eats the record-lines into it. (See phonautograph.) Erom these etched lines the sound is reproduced by means of a stylus attached to any sonorous body. The instrument was invented by E. Berliner
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gramophone gram′o-fōn an instrument of the phonograph type for recording and reproducing articulate speech—invented by E. Berliner.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a thing drawn or written (fr. write) + -phone, as in telephone,. Originally a trademark
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. gramma, a letter, phōnē, sound.

Usage

In literature:

Telephones, megaphones and gramophones were ringing throughout the building.
"Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels" by Stephen Leacock
Some rum-holes is real refined and tasty, some of them have got gramophones you can hear for nothin'.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
One does not argue with a gramophone.
"The Right Stuff" by Ian Hay
Gramophones were braying in every conceivable key.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
It attracted me as did the gramophone, the camera, the automobile.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Sewing-machines and gramophones were to be found in nearly every house.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Would you like to hear our gramophone?
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
It was the sound of a gramophone, harsh and loud, wheezing out a syncopated tune.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
Only in the basement of a house where an acquaintance of hers lodged; and only with clerks and things like that; and only a gramophone.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
The gramophone is a reproducing instrument only.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
And now the gramophone has ceased; but, alas!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 30, 1914" by Various
Music is intensely popular, and gramophones, pianos and mechanical piano-players have a great sale.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Each residency has a gramophone, and some of them have small menageries, including pet bears.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
And marching soldiers, and a gramophone.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
A gramophone is dinning in my ears.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
Surely, I loved this world I'd so nearly quit, when after supper Iron loosed a gramophone.
"A Man in the Open" by Roger Pocock
Over the wire she could hear the gramophone playing again in the studio.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
Perhaps a banjo strumming in one boat and a gramophone going in the other.
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
The music was made by a gramophone!
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
The gramophone he had given his betrothed possessed records of the Rev.
"Marriage" by H. G. Wells
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In poetry:

The put the screens about his bed;
We might not play the gramophone,
And so we played at cards instead
And left him dying there alone.
"Screens (In a Hospital)" by Winifred Mary Letts
A Grand Piano underneath the Bough,
A Gramophone, a Chinese Gong, and Thou
Trying to sing an Anthem off the Key -
Oh, Paradise were Wilderness enow?
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
The last chord fades.The night is cold and fine.
His master's voice rasps through the grooves' bare groves.
Obediently, in silence like the grave's
He sleeps there on the still-warm gramophone
"The Victor Dog" by James Merrill
Tomorrow we will hear on the gramophone
The music of the Spheres, registered H.M.V.
By a divorced contralto: we shall perhaps
Meet Adam under glass in a museum
Fleshless and most unlovely, complete with pedigree.
"Progression" by Francis Scarfe

In news:

For the fourth consecutive year, Grammy winners for Best Hawaiian Music Album won't get to accept their golden gramophones on CBS's primetime telecast.
The Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, directed by Lionel Meunier, won both Baroque Vocal and Recording of the Year, Gramophone 's "best of the best" category.
Royal Southern Brotherhood brings 'The Soul of the South' to the Gramophone , Thursday, July 5.
Instagram Applications vs Gramophone Regulations.
Second time is the charm for Yellow Ostrich (with Samuel Fickie and Strand of Oaks) at the Gramophone, Wednesday, November 7.
Returning conductor Carlos Kalmar led a Hungarian-influenced program featuring Yuja Wang (Gramophone Magazine's 2009 Young Artist of the Year) in her CSO debut.
Everything old is new again, as a photograph of a gramophone record is used to resurrect the recording .
Tenor Joseph Calleja, the 2012 Gramophone Artist of the Year.
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