dis·​cog·​ra·​phy | \-fē \
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 \ ˌdis-​kə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl \ or less commonly discographic \ -​fik \ adjective
discographically \ -​fi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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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 Its productions are grand, its history is deep, and its discography is long. Ryan Kost, San Francisco Chronicle, "The S.F. Gay Men’s Chorus, part of history itself, sings it out in ‘Unbreakable’," 14 June 2018 With an extensive discography, DJ Estiva is known professionally as a Dutch record producer, who creates deep, emotional melodies and driving grooves. Billboard Radio China, Billboard, "Dutch DJ Estiva Talks Mentorship, Touring With Armin Van Buuren," 14 June 2018 Headliners: TobyMac, For King & Country, NewsBoys Don't miss: With an ultra-polished, crowd-pleasing show and a versatile discography, TobyMac is a must. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "8 top Wisconsin summer music festivals to check out in 2018," 15 May 2018 Trouble is, the Taylor Swift fanbase is devoted to her entire discography. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "In Washington, D.C., Taylor Swift Finally Performed "So It Goes"," 11 July 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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