Meaning of telegraphophone in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtɛlɪˈɡrafəfəʊn/


historical, rare
  • A device which records sounds received by telephone, so that they may be subsequently replayed or reproduced; specifically one which records the sounds on to a cylinder.

    As originally conceived, the device would allow sounds produced by one graphophone, and transmitted over a telephone connection, to be recorded by another graphophone.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in U.S. Patents. From tele- + graphophone, after telephone.