[gram-uh-fohn] /ˈgræm əˌfoʊn/
the technique and practice of recording sound on disc: the gramophone has made music widely available
1887, trademark by German-born U.S. inventor Emil Berliner (1851-1929), an inversion of phonogram (1884) “the tracing made by a phonograph needle,” coined from Greek phone “voice, sound” (see fame (n.)) + gramma “something written” (see grammar).
Berliner’s machine used a flat disc and succeeded with the public. Edison’s phonograph used a cylinder and did not. Despised by linguistic purists (Weekley calls gramophone “An atrocity formed by reversing phonogram”) who tried to at least amend it to grammophone, it was replaced by record player after mid-1950s.
[gramps] /græmps/ noun, Informal. 1. . 1898, colloquial or dialectal shortening of grandpa. noun Grandfather; any old man: Need any help, gramps? [1940s+; gramp is found by 1898]
[gram-pah, -paw, -puh] /ˈgræmˌpɑ, -ˌpɔ, -pə/ noun, Informal. 1. .
[gram-pee-uh n] /ˈgræm pi ən/ noun 1. a region in E Scotland. 3361 sq. mi. (8704 sq. km).
- Grampian mountains
/ˈɡræmpɪən/ plural noun 1. a mountain system of central Scotland, extending from the southwest to the northeast and separating the Highlands from the Lowlands. Highest peak: Ben Nevis, 1344 m (4408 ft) 2. a mountain range in SE Australia, in W Victoria