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  • n. An analogue electronic device for playing gramophone records.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically


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  • Amid the applause, the animated talk, Iso had put the record player on and soon Janis Joplin was ripping across the room and they had broken into groups of two having tête-à-têtes that would, in time, become the subject of other tête-à-têtes, and in time, everybody would know everything about everybody else, and everybody would talk about everything they knew about everybody else, and everybody accepted everything about everybody else.

    The Women’s Room

  • The only record player that the couple owned while in Juniper Hills was an old Victrola that was in the cabin when they bought it, the kind with a crank-operated turntable.

    First Man

  • If I close myself in my room with my old record player and Freddy Fender and Foghat I have eclectic taste vinyl records, please leave me alone.

    Race You to the Fountain of Youth

  • Top-quality hi-fi and record player were to one side, and a tall cocktail cabinet.

    Noble House

  • There was the front room where they recently added a floor-model television with a built-in record player and tape deck.

    Finding Dignity

  • “I bought a record player the other day,” Uncle Bert said, and pointed at a corner of the room.

    Death of a Hawker


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