What is another word for Graphophone?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈafəfˌə͡ʊn] (IPA)

Graphophone, a term coined by Alexander Graham Bell, refers to an early dictating machine that recorded sound onto a wax cylinder. The word graphophone is often used interchangeably with other terms such as phonograph, gramophone, and record player. Phonograph is a term often used in the US while gramophone is more commonly used in Europe. A record player is a modern version of the graphophone, which plays vinyl records rather than wax cylinders. In addition, there are other related terms like talking machine, sound recorder, and audio player that can also be used as synonyms for the graphophone. Regardless of the term used, all refer to a device designed to record or play back sound recordings.

What are the hypernyms for Graphophone?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    phonograph, Acoustic Recording Device, Mechanical Recording Device, Sound Recording Technology, audio recording device.

Usage examples for Graphophone

He had a deep Graphophone voice and when he spoke the sound was like the creaking of a barn door on rusty hinges.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
A Graphophone stood revealed, one of the finest quality.
"Three Thousand Dollars"
Anna Katharine Green
Blandina had always lived in a back place and had never heard a Graphophone, so bein' kinder tired, and bein' nigh a place where they had one, we went in at her request and sot for quite a spell.
"Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition"
Marietta Holley

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