Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of photograph.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An improvement on the phonograph, using a floating stylus to cut grooves into a wax-coated cardboard cylinder.

Etymologies

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graph- +‎ -o- +‎ -phone

Examples

  • Wax is also employed in the 'graphophone' of Mr. Tainter and Professor Bell, which is merely a phonograph under another name.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • "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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  • Alternatively, using aluminum paint, or a combination of the black and aluminum, would create something really stellar, especially for the MacHeads among us. graphophone

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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.

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  • 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:

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  • “Shut off the damn graphophone,” Amory cried, rather red in the face.

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  • 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

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  • Here we lodged all night, enjoying a graphophone entertainment in the evening.

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