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Meaning of "polyphon" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POLYPHON

polyphon  [ˈpɒlɪfən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POLYPHON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Polyphon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POLYPHON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

polyphon

Polyphon

Polyphon is the trade name of a disc playing music box, a mechanical device first manufactured by the Polyphon Musikwerke, located in Leipzig, Germany. Invented in 1870, full scale production started around 1897 and continued into the early 1900s. Polyphons were exported all over world and music was supplied for the English, French & German markets, as well as further afield, with music cataloged for the Russian, Polish and Balkan regions. Original examples still exist and contemporary manufacturers produce small quantities of both the devices and discs. A Polyphon is a large disk-operated music box. The plectra stick out from the backside of the disk; as the disk rotates they contact a ratchet mechanism that in turn plucks the tines. A large sounding board amplifies the sound. Many interchangeable disks would be available for producing favorite melodies.

Definition of polyphon in the English dictionary

The definition of polyphon in the dictionary is a large clockwork or hand-operated music box.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POLYPHON


antiphon
ˈæntɪfən
deafen
ˈdɛfən
Grafen
ˈɡraːfən
griffon
ˈɡrɪfən
gryphon
ˈɡrɪfən
halfen
ˈhɑːfən
Hohenstaufen
ˈhəʊənˌʃtaʊfən
hyphen
ˈhaɪfən
ibuprofen
aɪˈbjuːprəʊfən
often
ˈɒfən
orphan
ˈɔːfən
roughen
ˈrʌfən
sephen
ˈsɛfən
siphon
ˈsaɪfən
soften
ˈsɒfən
stiffen
ˈstɪfən
syphon
ˈsaɪfən
thermosiphon
ˌθɜːməʊˈsaɪfən
toughen
ˈtʌfən
Xenophon
ˈzɛnəfən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POLYPHON

polyphagy
polypharmacy
polyphase
polyphasic
Polyphemus
polyphenol
polyphenolic
polyphloesboean
polyphloisbic
polyphone
polyphonic
polyphonic prose
polyphonic ringtone
polyphonically
polyphonies
polyphonist
polyphonous
polyphonously
polyphony
polyphosphoric acid

WORDS THAT END LIKE POLYPHON

antistrophon
Bellerophon
colophon
Ctesiphon
ethephon
euphon
harmoniphon
phon
soda siphon
trichlorphon
Typhon

Synonyms and antonyms of polyphon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «polyphon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POLYPHON

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The translations of polyphon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «polyphon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

polyphon
1,325 millions of speakers

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Polyphon
570 millions of speakers

English

polyphon
510 millions of speakers

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polyphon
380 millions of speakers
ar

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polyphon
280 millions of speakers

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polyphon
278 millions of speakers

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Polyphon
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

polyphon
260 millions of speakers

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polyphon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Polyphon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Polyphon
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

polyphon
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의 폴리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Polyphon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

polyphon
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

polyphon
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॉलीफोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

polyphon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Polyphon
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

polyphon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

polyphon
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

polyphon
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

polyphon
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

polyphon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Polyphon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Polyphon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of polyphon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POLYPHON»

The term «polyphon» is normally little used and occupies the 126.231 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POLYPHON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about polyphon

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POLYPHON»

Discover the use of polyphon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to polyphon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Polyphon
The literary magazine of the Shenango Valley Campus of the Pennsylvania State University.
‎2000
2
Tantalizing Tingles: A Discography of Early Ragtime, Jazz, ...
"ADLON" | piano duet, with vocal by Victor Cornelius -1] Copenhagen, Jan 12, 1925 2175V2ax Silence and fun Polyphon XS49069, Gr/Po 20227 2176ax That's the tune Polyphon unissued 2I77ax That's the tune (-1) vVC Polyphon XS49069,  ...
Ross Laird, 1995
3
More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings : ...
6. w. pf/T. SANGE AF SHAKESPEARE: Dengang jeg var kunn saa stor som saa ( Shakespeare-P. A. Heise) (D) 776ar Nordisk Polyphon 3-82080 Copenhagen, 1920-1921 * 7. w. orch/?: BERTRAN DE BORN: Eager er den Wide Vaar (P. A. ...
William Shaman, Edward Joseph Smith, William J. Collins, 1999
4
Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industry
In 1917, the stock company Polyphon Musikwerke of Leipzig acquired the Deutsche Grammophon. Polyphon was a conglomerate that manufactured everything from typewriters to automobiles (from 1904 to 1909 the brand “Dux”). 12 One ...
Peter Tschmuck, 2012
5
The New Novelist's Magazine, Or Entertaining Library of ...
Acanthus, the friend of Polyphon, who had been too successsully rivalled by Miranthus in the affections of the unsortunate Elwina, whose hapless fate he still too keenly regretted, was indulging his favourite contemplation in the impervious  ...
‎1787
6
The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled ...
Acanthus, the friend of Polyphon, who had been too successfully rivalled by Miranthus in the affections of the unfortunate Elwina, whose hapless fate he still too keenly regretted, was indulging his favourite contemplation in the impervious  ...
Gleaner, James Watson (of Manchester), 1805
7
Mechanical Music
Dise- bowing roller pivoted on standard HOW THE DISC MUSICAL BOX WORKS The principles illustrated taking as an example the Polyphon Dise-bowing roller pivoted on standard Dise Is eurved between bowing rollers to keep the playing ...
Kevin McElhone, 2004
8
German Ragtime & Prehistory of Jazz: The sound documents
Polyphon 264 prob. Leipzig, between about l9OO-l9l4 The Per man's Brooklyn Cake Walk. T.W. Thurban Polyphon 675 Cake Walk. At A Georgia Campmeeting. Mills Polyphon 679 Molly, mein kleiner Nigger. Marsch. A. Philipp Polyphon 697  ...
Rainer E. Lotz, 1985
9
Archives, Documentation, and Institutions of Social Memory: ...
production cost approximately 2 million deutsche marks, a sum that surpassed the agreed upon budget by 25 percent; see letter by Frithjof Zeidler, with the production company Polyphon, to the ZDF division of budget and finance, February 18, ...
Francis X. Blouin, William G. Rosenberg, 2007
10
Regina, Polyphon and Harmonia Musical Boxes; [Catalogue]
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Nicole Fr Res, Nicole ères, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POLYPHON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term polyphon is used in the context of the following news items.
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'It's not just junk ... I love filling my Hilton home with charity shop …
And a small Polyphon, a disc-playing music box, sits in the lounge. Gail was given this from her great uncle. "I can't bear to think that things like ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
'Mod hearse', diamond ring and Victorian music box: Extraordinary …
... of a mod - a stunning diamond ring, valued at £25,000 - six times what its owner thought it was worth - and a Victorian polyphon music box. «News Shopper, May 15»
3
TV's Antiques Road Trip rolls into Bridgwater
... 1920s mannequin which sold for £100, a Victorian Thomas Eddisons polyphon which sold for £70 and a small set of graduated drawers from ... «Bridgwater Mercury, Apr 15»
4
Coins and rare pincushions at recording breaking auction in Lichfield
... including a rare M Pillischer brass microscope go for £1,025 – £725 above its estimate – an Edwardian polyphon symphonium, which wound ... «Lichfield Mercury, Mar 15»
5
Oriental Hits To Female Koran Chants, Welcome To Egyptian …
... from the end of the 19th century until the mid 1950s, through companies such as Gramophone, Odeon, Baidaphone, Meshian, and Polyphon. «Worldcrunch, Mar 15»
6
Reggie Kray's boxing gloves sold for £580
There was mechanical music under the skilful eye of young Thomas Macey, who was thrilled that an upright polyphon music box in his section ... «Western Daily Press, Feb 15»
7
Rare Pearl Found in Seafood Stew to Feature at Kaminski Auctions …
From a Florida estate comes a rare Polyphon cylinder music box and tall clock combination; coin operated, with original finish and having 38 ... «PR Web, Feb 15»
8
Antiques / By Terry and Kim Kovel
Q: I have a Polyphon music box from Germany that plays music from perforated metal discs. There are nine discs with song titles from the 1880s ... «Buffalo News, Nov 14»
9
Rookwood pottery
Q. I have a Polyphon music box from Germany that plays music from perforated metal discs. There are nine discs with song titles from the 1880s ... «Observer-Reporter, Nov 14»
10
Obertonsängerin Anna-Maria Hefele
Die Studentin aus Grafing bei München singt polyphon, also unterschiedliche Töne gleichzeitig - und sie klingt wie nicht von dieser Welt. «Bayerischer Rundfunk, Oct 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Polyphon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/polyphon>. Jul 2020 ».
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