dis·​cog·​ra·​phy di-ˈskä-grə-fē How to pronounce discography (audio)
plural discographies
: a descriptive list of recordings by category, composer, performer, or date of release
an Elvis Presley discography
: the history of recorded music
discographical adjective
or less commonly discographic
discographically adverb

Examples of discography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After his time with Ms. Vaughan, Mr. Davis’s reputation began to grow rapidly, as did his discography. Andrey Henkin, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 After his time with Vaughan, Mr. Davis’s reputation began to grow rapidly, as did his discography. Andrey Henkin, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2023 Given that listeners seem to have a genuine interest in the rest of his discography, Anthony should be able to spin some level of stability out of all his momentum. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 22 Aug. 2023 With each record in her extensive discography, Giddens, one of our foremost and most historically minded Americana artists, has loosened up a bit more. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 15 Aug. 2023 Writing the original songs — or in some cases, retooling tracks from RuPaul’s expansive discography — for each season’s Rusical takes up the most time, McLaughlin says. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 25 Aug. 2023 All of these universities have offered or are currently offering a course focused on Swift’s lyrics, discography, as well as her potential impact. Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2023 The convertible is the perfect nod to the iconic doll from the singer, whose discography is chock-full of references to cars. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2023 Humor plays a large role in Jamison’s discography but doesn’t eclipse her work. Olivia McCormack, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


French discographie, from disc- + -graphie -graphy

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of discography was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Discography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discography. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or diskography
plural discographies or diskographies
: the process of making a discogram
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