Definition of Victrola in English:

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Pronunciation: /vɪkˈtrəʊlə/

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A kind of gramophone used particularly in the 1920s and 1930s.
Example sentences
  • He brings with him two things that will change the lives of everyone in town forever: a Victrola with recordings of the German opera Der Korb, and a basketball.
  • The TVs are black and white with a circular picture tube; the record players have big horns like ancient Victrolas.
  • Next to that was a beeswax casting of a phonograph horn from an old Victrola.


Early 20th century: from the name of the Victor Talking Machine Company + -ola (as in pianola).

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