Definition of gramophone record in English:

gramophone record


  • old-fashioned term for record
    • ‘He constantly painted a picture of a lonely young boy sitting in his bedroom in Pinner pouring into his gramophone records all the love he said his father had rejected.’
    • ‘It's become like a stuck gramophone record that keeps repeating itself over and over again - and no one is doing anything about it.’
    • ‘‘He used to sing Christmas carols like his voice was taken straight from a gramophone record,’ she said.’
    • ‘He returned home with some old gramophone records that he got from the flea market behind Red Fort.’
    • ‘It is sad that TV has made tremendous inroads into radio territory and that it may soon become a thing of the past just like gramophone records.’
    • ‘His voice is thin, high and scratchy like a gramophone record, and both hearing and sight are failing.’
    • ‘Jack produced a series of gramophone records, cassette tapes, and CDs from 1965 onwards, dealing with psychosomatic disorders and based on self hypnosis.’
    • ‘I really can't remember how many times I've saved for things this way over the years, from books and gramophone records when I was a kid to computers when I became a pensioner.’
    • ‘And finally, at the risk of sounding like a cracked gramophone record, I do have to repeat some obvious truths.’
    • ‘My parents also flinched when I put on my scratchy gramophone records of German symphonies, and prepared for complaints from the neighbours.’
    • ‘All one has left is gramophone records which, while capturing the voice and delivery, can give no real indication of the effect he had when on stage.’
    • ‘The high price of long-playing gramophone records, and the huge quantity of them being issued, meant that many enthusiasts could not buy all the records they wanted.’
    • ‘On his father's death, Jimmy Tully took on the running of the business which, unsurprisingly, had expanded to include the sale of gramophones and gramophone records.’
    • ‘First there was James McNee, who slept in a bed next to him and played his gramophone records in the evening, most frequently chopsticks.’