phonorecord (foh-noh-rek-<<schwa>>rd). A physical object (such as a phonographic record, cassette tape, or compact disc) from which fixed sounds can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated directly or with a machine’s aid. • The term is fairly common in copyright contexts since it is defined in the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 (17 USCA § 101). [Cases: Copyrights and Intellectual Property  10.2. C.J.S. Copyrights and Intellectual Property § 17.]

[Blacks Law 8th]