Gramophone 1887, trademark by German-born U.S. inventor Emil Berliner (1851-1929), an inversion of phonogram (1884) "the tracing made by a phonograph needle," coined from Gk. phone "voice, sound" (see FAME (Cf. fame)) + gramma "something written" (see GRAMMAR (Cf. grammar)). Berliner's machine used a flat disc and succeeded with the public. Edison's phonograph used a cylinder and did not. Despised by linguistic purists (Weekley calls gramophone "An atrocity formed by reversing phonogram") who tried to at least amend it to grammophone, it was replaced by record player after mid-1950s.

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  • Gramophone — Gram o*phone, n. [Gr. ? a thing drawn or written (fr. ? write) + phone, as in telephone. Originally a trademark.] An instrument for recording, preserving, and reproducing sounds, the record being a tracing of a phonautograph etched in some solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gramophone — ► NOUN dated, chiefly Brit. ▪ a record player. ORIGIN formed by inversion of elements of phonogram «sound recording» …   English terms dictionary

  • gramophone — ☆ gramophone [gram′ə fōn΄ ] n. [so named (1887) by E. Berliner, U.S. inventor, by arbitrary inversion of PHONOGRAM] now chiefly Brit. var. of PHONOGRAPH …   English World dictionary

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  • gramophone — [[t]græ̱məfoʊn[/t]] gramophones N COUNT A gramophone is an old fashioned type of record player. [mainly BRIT] ...a wind up gramophone with a big horn. ...gramophone records. Syn: record player (in AM, usually use phonograph) …   English dictionary

  • gramophone — UK [ˈɡræməˌfəʊn] / US [ˈɡræməˌfoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms gramophone : singular gramophone plural gramophones old fashioned a record player …   English dictionary

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