Records vs Phonograph - What's the difference?

records | phonograph |


As nouns the difference between records and phonograph

is that records is (record) while phonograph is literally, a device that captures sound waves onto an engraved archive; a lathe.

As a verb records

is (record).

records

English

Noun

(head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (record)
  • ----

    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.