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

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Based off of this fan footage, the new tracks fit right into the band's discography of melancholy and somber anthems. Alessandra Rincón, Billboard, "The National Perform New Songs 'Quiet Light' and 'So Far So Fast' in Croatia: Watch," 12 July 2018 Even 2016 Best New Artist winner, Chance the Rapper (whose discography to date is primarily mixtapes rather than a major-label release), has been releasing music to the public since 2012. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "BTS Is Ineligible for a Best New Artist Grammy and Fans Have Jokes," 2 Nov. 2018 Both are powerful and honor Franklin's discography in different ways. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "18 Powerful Tributes to Aretha Franklin’s Music," 16 Aug. 2018 Guide Fans immediately made the connection between the newborn’s first name, Kulture, and Migos’ recent discography. PEOPLE.com, "Kulture Kiari: The Personal Meaning Behind Cardi B and Offset's Newborn Daughter's Name," 12 July 2018 This theory also applies to the Gorillaz discography. Terence Cawley, BostonGlobe.com, "Albarn’s rain-cloud reflections leave Gorillaz in the mist," 4 July 2018 His discography spans from solo work, to releases with the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, and of course the White Stripes. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Following wildest album ever, Jack White hits the road, with the second stop in Milwaukee," 19 Apr. 2018 Paul McCartney returns with a new single that will have old fans waxing nostalgic, and new fans eager to rediscover the Beatles discography. Raisa Bruner, Time, "5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week," 22 June 2018 Core members Daniel and drummer Jim Eno have played the long game over the past 25 years, building a loyal following thanks to hard work, steady touring, and a discography full of consistently solid albums. Robert Steiner, BostonGlobe.com, "Indie inspiration as Spoon, Grizzly Bear team up on tour," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of discography

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for discography

French discographie, from disc- + -graphie -graphy

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