sono·​gram | \ ˈsä-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce sonogram (audio) \

Definition of sonogram

: an image produced by ultrasound

Examples of sonogram in a Sentence

The sonogram showed that the fetus was developing normally.
Recent Examples on the Web On Saturday, Amber Smith shared a photo of her sonogram and thanked everyone for their congratulatory messages. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Granger Smith, wife Amber reveal they're expecting a baby boy almost 2 years after tragic death of son River," 13 Mar. 2021 In one breathtaking scene set during an OB-GYN appointment, Dorothy is mesmerized by a sonogram of her empty womb. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: ‘An I-Novel’ Review," 12 Mar. 2021 Glover's hit earned him an additional golden sonogram trophy for Record of the Year at the 2019 Grammys ceremony. Chauncey Alcorn, CNN, "The Grammys rarely award chart-topping Black artists with top honors, new study finds," 9 Mar. 2021 After Diego’s death, Alfredo ended up moving in instead, helping Courtney recuperate, accompanying her on prenatal visits and seeing the baby’s first sonogram. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Oregon’s piña colada king, who died of COVID-19 at 32, always followed his dreams," 7 Feb. 2021 My daughter came early, two days after a sonogram revealed a dramatic shift since our last visit: Her ventricles had reduced to nearly normal size. Keema Waterfield, Wired, "The Legend of Zelda, 'Dinky,' and a Bridge to My Daughter," 19 Jan. 2021 The athlete shared a close-up photo of the sonogram to his own Instagram feed, captioning the post with a red heart emoji. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "See Patrick Mahomes' Sweet Message to Fiancée Brittany Matthews During Her 'Perfect' Baby Shower," 9 Dec. 2020 In August, the actress gave fans an update on her pregnancy by sharing a sonogram of her baby boy on the way. Nicholas Rice,, "Vanessa Morgan Throws Halloween-Themed Baby Shower, Celebrates with Her Riverdale Castmates," 2 Nov. 2020 People broke the news of Shay's pregnancy today, sharing photos of the reality star and her boyfriend Brock Honey Davies happily showing off a sonogram of their child. Ineye Komonibo,, "There’s Another “Vanderpump Rules” Baby On The Way," 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of sonogram

1950, in the meaning defined above

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

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English Language Learners Definition of sonogram

US, technical : a picture that is taken of the inside of something (such as a person's body) by using a special machine


sono·​gram | \ ˈsän-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce sonogram (audio) \

Medical Definition of sonogram

: an image produced by ultrasound

called also echogram, ultrasonogram

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