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record player

n
(Electronics) a device for reproducing the sounds stored on a record, consisting of a turntable, usually electrically driven, that rotates the record at a fixed speed of 33, 45, or 78 revolutions a minute. A stylus vibrates in accordance with undulations in the groove in the record: these vibrations are converted into electric currents, which, after amplification, are recreated in the form of sound by one or more loudspeakers. See also monophonic, quadraphonics, stereophonic

pho•no•graph

(ˈfoʊ nəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

n.
any sound-reproducing machine using records in the form of cylinders or grooved disks.
[1877]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.record player - machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronicallyrecord player - machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically
audio system, sound system - a system of electronic equipment for recording or reproducing sound
cartridge, pickup - an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
acoustic gramophone, gramophone - an antique record player; the sound of the vibrating needle is amplified acoustically
jukebox, nickelodeon - a cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
radio chassis - a chassis for a radio receiver
auto-changer, record changer, changer - an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
pickup arm, tone arm, pickup - mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
turntable - a circular horizontal platform that rotates a phonograph record while it is being played
Translations
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record player

record player

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