Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for recording and reproducing sound by local magnetization of a steel wire, disk, or ribbon, moved against the pole of a magnet connected electrically with a telephone receiver, or the like.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The magnetic phonograph, telephonograph, or magneto-phonograph of Poulsen. See telephonograph.

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Examples

  • "This, by the way, is an instrument known as the telegraphone, invented by a Dane named Poulsen.

    The Poisoned Pen

  • Capps sat looking defiantly at Kennedy, as he stopped the telegraphone.

    The Poisoned Pen

  • Miss Taylor started the telegraphone, while we all crowded around leaning forward eagerly.

    The Poisoned Pen

  • Orton, while we are gone, go over the entire day's record on the telegraphone.

    The Poisoned Pen

  • "A telegraphone," replied Constance, shutting it off for a moment.

    Constance Dunlap

  • Constance was fingering the switch of the telegraphone.

    Constance Dunlap

  • Woodridge Avenue and with a hearty handshake ushered me into the large room in the right wing outside of which we had placed the telegraphone two nights before.

    The Dream Doctor

  • The telegraphone stopped, and that seemed to be the last conversation recorded.

    The Dream Doctor

  • This is the latest improved telegraphone, a little electromagnetic wizard in a box, which we detectives are now using to take down and 'can' telephone conversations and other records.

    The Dream Doctor

  • "The telegraphone gave me the first hint of the truth," he said.

    The Dream Doctor

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