Definition of gramophone in English:


Line breaks: gramo|phone
Pronunciation: /ˈgraməfəʊn


  • old-fashioned term for record player.
    More example sentences
    • Vinyl recordings and gramophones were sent back from America before they became readily available in Ireland and in this way he acquired a large repertoire of tunes often several in the same week.
    • There was a gramophone at home and recordings of opera.
    • Exhibits will include film and audio clips, scripts, designs, posters, diaries, costume, radios and gramophones and 78 rpm records,



Pronunciation: /-ˈfɒnɪk/
More example sentences
  • Just as each fibre in a piece of tissue is spontaneously soaked when the tip of its corner meets the water surface, I am whisked off to a personal wonderland of wistful sighs whenever I hear that distinctive gramophonic sound.
  • I consider it a real gramophonic experience: bits of it could be used to prove everything about quadraphonic recording.


late 19th century: formed by inversion of elements of phonogram 'sound recording'.

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