Definition of turntable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtərnˌtābəl/


1A circular revolving plate supporting a phonograph record as it is played.
Example sentences
  • We've got three men armed with turntables, a cassette recorder, percussion, a bass guitar, and a busted CD player all beating each other up for attention.
  • The attics will be ransacked, the old turntables and cassette decks will be dusted down.
  • Other crews will bring their sound systems - turntables, microphones and speakers and voices.
1.1 (turntables) A set of two or more record turntables connected to sound mixing equipment, used by a DJ: the two DJs who preside over the turntables play all kinds of cool electronica
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  • The tour will provide the Zumba class experience with Lil John on the turntables.
  • I'm playing at least five or six Migos records every time I touch the turntables.
  • Non-stop music will be ensured by NCB's very own Vince Vega at the turntables.
2A circular revolving platform for turning a railroad locomotive or other vehicle.
Example sentences
  • Switches, turntables, engine houses, station houses, platforms, and all the appurtenances of a railway system are built of the very best material and in a very substantial manner.
  • It was planned to build a two-stall engine house with a turntable at Dundalk, but it was not to happen.
  • This diminutive little switcher moved permanently to the cold climate of Seattle to become the turntable switcher at Interbay yard.

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Syllabification: turn·ta·ble

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