from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A record player; a phonograph.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A historic wind-up record player that acoustically reproduces sound from a disk rather than a cylinder record.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for recording, preserving, and reproducing sounds, the record being a tracing of a phonautograph etched in some solid material. Reproduction is accomplished by means of a system attached to an elastic diaphragm. This older term is almost completely replaced for modern devices by the word phonograph (or hi-fi), and technological changes have made the term sound antiquated, and it is usually used to refer to older non-electronic versions of the phonograph.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for permanently recording and reproducing sounds by means of a tracing made on the principle of the phonautogram and etched into some solid material.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an antique record player; the sound of the vibrating needle is amplified acoustically
The song "It" that was recently posted on said the gramophone is another highlight, with a wonderful accordian part.
Decided the gramophone was a bit unwieldy and switched to MP3 myself.
The gramophone is a machine for recording such tunes as certain shops and other organisations choose to sell.
The flowers on the table are in a German shell for vase, and the gramophone was another village "find."
Then a gramophone is a necessity, and all kinds of records will be necessary -- Beethoven, Stravinsky, Rimski-Korsikoff, Harry Lauder, Fox
Bury That bit about Sousa being scared of the gramophone was a great comparison.
Marty: The gramophone is the origin of recording and sharing music.
Radio and the gramophone were the only new marvels of the music world to reach India till the middle of the century.
Aldous Huxley worries in "The Spoken Word" about the future of book writing and speculates about whether writing will migrate entirely to the "gramophone" within a few years.
This hospital is very nice and when you come down from London youll see all the flowers and the gramophone which is a fair treat.