Phonograph vs Graphophone - What's the difference?

phonograph | graphophone |


As nouns the difference between phonograph and graphophone

is that phonograph is literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe while graphophone is an improvement on the phonograph, using a floating stylus to cut grooves into a wax-coated cardboard cylinder.

As a verb phonograph

is (dated) to record for playback by phonograph.

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.
  • graphophone

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia graphophone)
  • An improvement on the phonograph, using a floating stylus to cut grooves into a wax-coated cardboard cylinder.