phonography

noun

pho·​nog·​ra·​phy fə-ˈnä-grə-fē How to pronounce phonography (audio)
fō-
1
: spelling based on pronunciation
2
: a system of shorthand writing based on sound

Word History

Etymology

phono- + -graphy

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of phonography was in 1701

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“Phonography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phonography. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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