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noun, plural pho·nog·ra·phies for 2.
  1. phonetic spelling, writing, or shorthand.
  2. a system of phonetic shorthand, as that invented by Sir Isaac Pitman in 1837.
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Origin of phonography

First recorded in 1695–1705; phono- + -graphy
Related formspho·nog·ra·pher, pho·nog·ra·phist, noun
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Historical Examples

  • With what bright anticipations we took up the study of Phonography last October!

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  • In typewriting our progress has been as encouraging as in Phonography.

  • You, on the other hand, must keep in mind the fact that you have not learned all there is to be learned about Phonography.

  • "A wrong air to be righted in this here camp," said Phonography, virtuously.

  • And then I found Phonography a mystery indeed, and too great a mystery for me, since I could not attain to it.

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British Dictionary definitions for phonography


  1. a writing system that represents sounds by individual symbolsCompare logography
  2. the employment of such a writing system
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Derived Formsphonographer or phonographist, noun
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