Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for recording and reproducing sounds, based on the principle of the phonograph invented by Edison, but of a different mechanical construction. More fully called phonograph-graphophone.
- n. An improvement on the phonograph, using a floating stylus to cut grooves into a wax-coated cardboard cylinder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of photograph.
- graph- + -o- + -phone (Wiktionary)
“Wax is also employed in the 'graphophone' of Mr. Tainter and Professor Bell, which is merely a phonograph under another name.”
“Instead it was another sound recording machine designed by Alexander Graham Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter, called the 'graphophone', which established a popular standard for the sound recording industry.”
“Cheer up, ladies," smiled Bill, "the graphophone is a very good one, and in the office is a whole box of records of my own selection.”
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“Chiefly we noted two young men with a graphophone on wheels which, being pushed about, wheezed out the latest songs to the acceptance of large crowds.”
““Shut off the damn graphophone,” Amory cried, rather red in the face.”
“The sound of the graphophone mingled with the voices of many girls humming the air, and a faint glow was born and spread over him:”
“The sergeant-major fastened on to a gramophone; and that caused me for the first time to remember my Columbia graphophone that I had loaned to C”
“Here we lodged all night, enjoying a graphophone entertainment in the evening.”
“Will you please publish an account of the phonographic graphophone -- its invention, when, and by whom?”
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