steno·​type | \ ˈste-nə-ˌtīp How to pronounce stenotype (audio) \

Definition of stenotype

: a small machine somewhat like a typewriter used to record speech by means of phonograms

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Other Words from stenotype

stenotype transitive verb
stenotypist \ ˈste-​nə-​ˌtī-​pist How to pronounce stenotype (audio) \ noun
stenotypy \ ˈste-​nə-​ˌtī-​pē How to pronounce stenotype (audio) \ noun

Examples of stenotype in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The field, which many like to date back to ancient scribes, requires training in typing as many as 225 words a minute on a stenotype machine, a chorded keyboard used to transcribe spoken word into shorthand. Francesca Fontana, WSJ, "What’s in a Name? For Some Court Reporters, Misconceptions," 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of stenotype

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stenotype

steno- (as in stenography) + type

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The first known use of stenotype was in 1913

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“Stenotype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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