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 Alongside her impressive solo discography, Elliott has worked tirelessly throughout her career to collaborate with successful artists. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Missy Elliott's Net Worth Is Huge Thanks to a Career Spanning Three Decades," 26 Aug. 2019 Ask any Swiftie — Taylor Swift’s discography is just as interconnected as, if not more than, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift's New Album "Lover" Is Out and Here's All the Hidden References You Missed," 23 Aug. 2019 Aside from having one of the most consistently strong discographies in indie rock these days, the National has developed into quite a strong festival act, earning Lollapalooza headlining status last year. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2019: The National, Tori Kelly and more of the best and worst from the side stages on Day 5," 1 July 2019 There are a plethora of songs from the Pet Shop Boys’ stunning discography that tackle homophobia head-on. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Acting Up: 15 LGBTQ Protest Songs to Power Your Pride Month," 21 June 2019 In terms of titles under his own name, Maupin’s discography is further under the radar but no less striking. Bret Saunders, The Know, "Go old-school this weekend at the Denver Vintage Jazz Festival," 10 Sep. 2019 With the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Hawkins built one of drumming’s most impressive discographies. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Swampers drum legend’s hot beats and cold winter," 7 Aug. 2019 That's a pretty apt description for much of the up-and-coming Canadian country artist's discography so far. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2019: Chase Rice, Courtney Barnett and more of the best and worst from the side stages on Day 8," 4 July 2019 So, previously unheard recordings from that era of the band’s discography are surely of interest to its rabid fan base, among others. Allegra Frank, Vox, "Radiohead’s unreleased OK Computer audio was stolen. Now the band is letting everyone hear it.," 11 June 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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