phonography

noun
pho·​nog·​ra·​phy | \ fə-ˈnä-grə-fē How to pronounce phonography (audio) , fō- \

Definition of phonography

1 : spelling based on pronunciation
2 : a system of shorthand writing based on sound

First Known Use of phonography

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for phonography

phono- + -graphy

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“Phonography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phonography. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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