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phonograph

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Recording
phonographpho‧no‧graph /ˈfəʊnəɡrɑːf $ ˈfoʊnəɡræf/ noun [countable] American English old-fashioned  TCRa record player
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phonographFrom either end of the plaza blaring phonographs played in disharmony.The other principle, bigger cylinders, was less successful, mainly because existing phonographs could not cope with it.Edison perfected and patented everything from the first phonograph player in 1877 to the first practical light bulb in 1879.For example, in 1987 there was a $ 630 million domestic market for phonographs.There was no electricity, no plumbing, no telephone, no wireless, no phonograph, no nothing.Radios, phonographs and pinups were forbidden.It was therefore natural to test the phonograph as if it were taking down shorthand.Even so, the Graphophone mouthpiece was not much more sensitive than that of the tinfoil phonograph.
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