dis·​cog·​ra·​phy | \ di-ˈskä-grə-fē How to pronounce discography (audio) \
plural discographies

Definition of discography

1 : a descriptive list of recordings by category, composer, performer, or date of release an Elvis Presley discography
2 : the history of recorded music

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Other Words from discography

discographical \ ˌdi-​skə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce discography (audio) \ or less commonly discographic \ ˌdi-​skə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce discography (audio) \ adjective
discographically \ ˌdi-​skə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce discography (audio) \ adverb

Examples of discography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s just how her music feels, and has always felt: hypnotic, a spinning black-and-white wheel disguised as a discography. Brenton Blanchet, Billboard, 18 May 2022 That’s because the 13 songs here cherry-pick from the most satisfying aspects of Radiohead’s discography without sounding like a rehash. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 13 May 2022 Her success snowballed — and then, almost overnight, Morrison appeared to have walked away entirely from music, leaving fans with a discography of elite Spanish-language sad-girl songs and a lingering question mark. Marjua Estevez, refinery29.com, 27 Apr. 2022 The songs here are connected by interludes and the album flows like a mixtape, one that pulls from sounds and styles from across the Toro y Moi discography. Mark Richardson, WSJ, 25 Apr. 2022 On the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, Tinsley takes us through the life story and way-too-brief discography of one of the greatest rappers ever. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 28 Apr. 2022 In a new chapter of the band’s discography, Freakout/Release is out on August 19 via Domino. Marisa Whitaker, SPIN, 19 Apr. 2022 Her discography until then displayed an expansive approach to creating music. Sharine Taylor, refinery29.com, 14 Apr. 2022 For Kygo fans, the hitmaker went way back, jumping in and around his lengthy discography during the 75-minute set under a bright full moon. James Dinh, Billboard, 19 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of discography

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for discography

French discographie, from disc- + -graphie -graphy

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“Discography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discography. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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