- n. A common term for dictation machines.
- Early 20th century, originally a trademarked name for a type of dictation machines. (Wiktionary)
“The dictaphone is a kind of multigraph phonograph typewriter 82 83”
“But as I sat at my desk waiting for my computer to be fixed, I realized that my dictaphone might be the only way to get any work done, so I pulled it out of the drawer.”
“Some industrious young dude with a cell phone or digital dictaphone will record it and expose her abject silliness to the light of day (and reasoned thought) ... not to worry.”
“Small Talk has already had to vamp for a couple of minutes, having pressed record on his dictaphone only to be greeted with BATTERY LOW and a unilateral decision to switch off.”
“I am going to get one of the tiny EE PCs so I can write on the train, and I use a small dictaphone for my interviews.”
“He stares at our dictaphone awkwardly as if he wants to erase its memory.”
“At the start of the video she presses play to a dictaphone that sounds mellow music you could imagine playing from a gramophone, as an elderly couple dance in their parlour, rekindling loving courtship memories of old.”
“When Li finally puts down the dictaphone, she replaces it for a megaphone as she negotiates her way into the second opening.”
“What I do is use the recording app on my phone as a dictaphone, rather than stopping to jot the idea down and to save embarrasment I hold the phone like I am having a conversation when making these recordings, lol.”
“I had misplaced my dictaphone, and process of elimination had led me there.”
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