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 monaurally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of monaural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Monaural.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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

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

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