stereophonic

adjective
ste·​reo·​phon·​ic | \ ˌster-ē-ə-ˈfä-nik How to pronounce stereophonic (audio) , ˌstir- \

Definition of stereophonic

: of, relating to, or constituting sound reproduction involving the use of separated microphones and two transmission channels to achieve the sound separation of a live hearing

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Other Words from stereophonic

stereophonically \ ˌster-​ē-​ə-​ˈfä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce stereophonically (audio) , ˌstir-​ \ adverb
stereophony \ ˌster-​ē-​ˈä-​fə-​nē How to pronounce stereophony (audio) , ˌstir-​ ; ˈster-​ē-​ə-​ˌfō-​nē , ˈstir-​ \ noun

Examples of stereophonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In deep financial debt to their label, Decca, the Moodys agreed to be the guinea pigs for some new stereophonic recording equipment the label was trying to develop. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018: Moody Blues go from struggling musicians to prog-rock pioneers: Inductee profile," 8 Apr. 2018 The Moody Blues created prog rock and pioneered stereophonic sound. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018: Sister Rosetta Tharpe is at the head of the class: Inductee profile," 8 Apr. 2018 Her husband angrily sold stereophonic components for a living. Philip Gourevitch, The New Yorker, "“What a Pair of Lungs!”: Denis Johnson’s Ecstatic American Voice," 27 May 2017

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First Known Use of stereophonic

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stereophonic

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“Stereophonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereophonic. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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