discography

noun
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 The debut release amid Taylor Swift's plan to re-record her early discography has written the first chapter of its burgeoning love story with the American music charts. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Taylor Swift ties Dolly Parton's record as new 'Love Story' lands her first No. 1 country debut," 23 Feb. 2021 The Texan rock band played a series of livestreams centered around different albums from their discography and collectively grossed more than $506,000 across 10 streams. Eric Frankenberg, Billboard, "The Year in Live Streams 2020: StageIt Helps Artists Connect and Monetize," 8 Dec. 2020 The singer has maintained that while the majority of her discography has been autobiographical, folklore and evermore's songs are stories spun from both her imagination and from family and friends (including Kloss, perhaps?). Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "Why Fans Think Another New Taylor Swift Song Is About Karlie Kloss," 8 Jan. 2021 Joni Mitchell finally opens up her vaults with this five-disc box, which effectively functions as a prehistory to her official discography, rounding up radio appearances, live performances, home recordings and demos recorded between 1963 and 1967. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "All boxed up! New CD and vinyl box sets from Prince, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, U2 and more," 13 Dec. 2020 The video series pits two icons against one another in a friendly competition as each star plays through highlights of their discography. Eric Frankenberg, Billboard, "The Year in Livestreams 2020: Instagram Live Blurs the Lines of Genre & Generation, From Justin Bieber to Verzuz," 9 Dec. 2020 While a good deal of her discography surrounding relationships is whimsical – and even a tad self-deprecating – this project excavates her most vulnerable emotions and makes for a remarkable listen. The Christian Science Monitor, "From H.E.R. to Taylor Swift, women deliver the best songs of 2020," 18 Dec. 2020 Going to go listen to Eilish's discography now, BRB. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "The Trailer for Billie Eilish’s ‘The World’s A Little Blurry’ Documentary Just Dropped," 15 Dec. 2020 Joni Mitchell finally opens up her vaults with this five-disc box, which effectively functions as a prehistory to her official discography, rounding up radio appearances, live performances, home recordings and demos recorded between 1963 and 1967. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "All boxed up! New CD and vinyl box sets from Prince, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, U2 and more," 13 Dec. 2020

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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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28 Feb 2021

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“Discography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discography. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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