Definition of turntable in English:


Syllabification: turn·ta·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈtərnˌtābəl


  • 1A circular revolving plate supporting a phonograph record as it is played.
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    • 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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    • Inside it's dark, but you can make out a raised platform occupied by a DJ and her turntables.
    • They brought enthusiasm, a gong, some bongos, and turntables, yet aside from some light effects, played a surprisingly serene set.
    • The tour will provide the Zumba class experience with Lil John on the turntables.
  • 2A circular revolving platform for turning a railroad locomotive or other vehicle.
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    • 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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