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 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

Examples of discography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though Alison Wonderland has sung on much of her own discography, her recent releases have begun to feature her vocals more prominently, and rightly so. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 50 Best Dance Songs of 2019: Staff List," 20 Dec. 2019 Lady Gaga's decade-plus discography spans genres and styles. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Lady Gaga's 10 Best (and Worst) Songs of All Time," 31 Dec. 2019 Originally split into two groups, EXO-K and EXO-M, EXO performed their shared discography in both Korean and Mandarin in an effort to appeal to two major music markets simultaneously. Emlyn Travis, Teen Vogue, "K-Pop Stars EXO Reflect on How Far They've Come — and How Far They'll Go," 19 Dec. 2019 Netflix is taking you on a journey through Dolly Parton‘s discography with its new anthology series Heartstrings. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Dolly Parton tugs on your Heartstrings in Netflix series' first trailer," 5 Nov. 2019 The second features new tracks from its roster as well as distinctive covers of work from across the imprint’s discography. Los Angeles Times, "California Sounds: New music from Grace Potter, Rhys Langston and Friends of Friends," 16 Oct. 2019 In addition to the Roxette discography, Fredriksson released eight solo albums, a few topping Swedish charts. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies at 61," 10 Dec. 2019 Hood's discography is also packed with classic tracks by the likes of Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Bob Seger and many other music legends. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Swampers studio musician guests on new Sheryl Crow album," 8 Oct. 2019 And though his discography is chameleonic, Christianity has been one of its most consistent undercurrents. Brian Josephs, EW.com, "Kanye West is an unreliable pastor on Jesus Is King," 28 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of discography was in 1932

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17 Jan 2020

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“Discography.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discography. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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