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

Examples of stereophonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their label, Decca, had been experimenting with stereophonic sound on classical recordings, and presented the idea of interweaving their material with classical recordings arranged by Peter Knight. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2022 But most of the headphones available, like those used by telephone operators, shortwave radio users and pilots, were incompatible and not stereophonic. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2022 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, 8 Apr. 2018 The Moody Blues created prog rock and pioneered stereophonic sound. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, 8 Apr. 2018 Her husband angrily sold stereophonic components for a living. Philip Gourevitch, The New Yorker, 27 May 2017

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First Known Use of stereophonic

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stereophonic

stereo- + -phone entry 1 or -phony + -ic entry 1

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21 May 2022

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“Stereophonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereophonic. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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