Phonograph vs Autophone - What's the difference?

phonograph | autophone |


As a noun phonograph

is literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe.

As a verb phonograph

is (dated) to record for playback by phonograph.

As a proper noun autophone is

a brand of coin-operated automatic phonographs with headphones, patented in 1930s.

phonograph

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe.
  • (British, historical) A device that records or plays sound from cylinder records.
  • (North America) A turntable, especially an early, archaic record player.
  • (dated) A character or symbol used to represent a sound, especially one used in phonography.
  • Synonyms

    * (cylinder player) talking phonograph * (turntable) gramophone (British), record player

    Derived terms

    * phonograph record

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (dated) To record for playback by phonograph.
  • (dated) To transcribe into phonographic symbols.
  • autophone

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) idiophone