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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a phonograph.
  2. of, relating to, or noting phonography.
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Sometimes pho·no·graph·i·cal.

Origin of phonographic

1830–40 in sense “pertaining to phonograms”; 1878 for current senses; phonograph, phonograph(y) + -ic
Related formspho·no·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for phonographic


  1. of or relating to phonography
  2. of or relating to the recording of music
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Word Origin and History for phonographic


1840, originally in reference to shorthand; see phono- + graphic. Modern sense from 1878.

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