mon·​au·​ral | \ (ˌ)mä-ˈnȯr-əl How to pronounce monaural (audio) \

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monaurally \ (ˌ)mä-​ˈnȯr-​ə-​lē How to pronounce monaural (audio) \ adverb

Examples of monaural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their emotional states are usually monaural, offering only one channel of perception at a time. Jesse Green, New York Times, "It’s Not the Music. It’s Not the Lyrics. It’s the Drama.," 12 Mar. 2020 In 1967, George Martin and the Beatles spent the vast majority of their time focused on the monaural mix, which was still the dominant playback format in England at that time. Atlanta Life, ajc, "‘Sgt. Pepper’ to get deluxe 50th-anniversary edition," 11 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of monaural

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Monaural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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mon·​au·​ral | \ (ˈ)mä-ˈnȯr-əl How to pronounce monaural (audio) \

Medical Definition of monaural

: of, relating to, affecting, or designed for use with one ear monaural hearing aid systems

Other Words from monaural

monaurally \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce monaural (audio) \ adverb

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