spec·​tro·​gram ˈspek-t(r)ə-ˌgram How to pronounce spectrogram (audio)
: a photograph, image, or diagram of a spectrum

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kersta popularized the examinations of sound spectrograms, which are visual depictions of audio data. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Apr. 2023 From rainforests and deserts to Arctic tundra and coral reefs, hear the howls, croaks, hums, trills, clicks, growls, and cries of animals in the wild, and see this rich symphony of sound made visible through real-time streaming spectrograms. San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Apr. 2023 From there, the spectrogram is then turned into actual speech by a vocoder based on WaveNet. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 8 Jan. 2018 Two hundred million users, 30 million songs, spectrogram data of each song’s tempo key and loudness, activity logs and user playlists. IEEE Spectrum, 12 Oct. 2020 Tacotron 2 uses a spectrogram that can handle 80 different speech dimensions, which Google says is enough to recreate not only the accurate pronunciation of words but natural rhythms of human speech as well. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 8 Jan. 2018 To make this aural illusion, Bharucha first looked at a spectrogram of the spoken question. Joseph Calamia, Discover Magazine, 7 June 2010 But most importantly, visitors to the site can plug in their own text prompts, and Riffusion will produce a spectrogram of their request, which will play on the site as an audio clip. PCMAG, 15 Dec. 2022 Input audio is split into 30-second chunks, converted into a log-Mel spectrogram, and then passed into an encoder. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 22 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spectrogram was in 1892

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“Spectrogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spectrogram. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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spec·​tro·​gram ˈspek-t(r)ə-ˌgram How to pronounce spectrogram (audio)
: a photograph or diagram of a spectrum
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