[ sten-uh-tahyp ]
See synonyms for stenotype on
  1. a keyboard machine resembling a typewriter, used in a system of phonetic shorthand.

  2. the symbols typed in one stroke on this machine.

Origin of stenotype

Formerly a trademark

Words Nearby stenotype Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stenotype in a sentence

  • Copper watched Kennon as he dictated the covering letter, her slim fingers dancing over the stenotype.

    The Lani People | J. F. Bone

British Dictionary definitions for Stenotype


/ (ˈstɛnəˌtaɪp) /

  1. trademark a machine with a keyboard for recording speeches, etc, in a phonetic shorthand

  2. any machine resembling this

  1. the phonetic symbol typed in one stroke of such a machine

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