Definition of Meucci, Antonio in English:

Meucci, Antonio

proper noun

  • (1808–96), Italian engineer, now widely regarded as the inventor of the telephone. He demonstrated his device in 1860 and took out a patent caveat in 1871; however, the combined effects of poverty and mismanagement allowed credit for the invention to rest for many years with Alexander Graham Bell, who patented his own device in 1876.

Pronunciation

Meucci, Antonio

/meɪˈuːtʃi/