Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or used in the writing or representation of sound.
- Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of phonography, or phonetic shorthand; made in or using phonetic shorthand: as, a phonographic note or report; a phonographic reporter.
- Of or pertaining to the phonograph; produced by means of the phonograph.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to phonography; based upon phonography.
- adj. Of or pertaining to phonograph; done by the phonograph.
“The Phonograph makes it possible to read by the ear, instead of by the eye; and it is not beyond the range of probability that the book of the future, near or remote, will be written in phonographic plates and made to reveal its story to the waiting ear rather than through the medium of print to the enfeebled and tired eye of the reader.”
“Christopher Ricks's great gift as a literary critic might be called his phonographic memory.”
“There were besides mirrors on the other three walls of the room, all hung with such careful intent for the exercise of their vocation that the apartment, in spots, extended indefinitely; the brilliant chandelier was thereby quadrupled, and the furniture and ornaments multiplied everywhere and most unexpectedly into twins and triplets, producing such sociabilities among them, and forcing such correspondences between inanimate objects with such hospitable insistence, that the effect was full of gaiety and life, although the interchange in reality was the mere repetition of one original, a kind of phonographic echo.”
“The first filmmaker was Edward S. Curtis, who gained famed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for his photographic portraits and phonographic recordings of the American Indian tribes in the United States and Canada.”
“I belabor the obvious only because Stoker has flagged in passing, though under unusual thematic pressure, the mismatch between phonemes and morphemes overburden by its preoccupation with linguistic transcription — somatic, mechanical, telegraphic, phonographic, and so on.”
“So I was a bit amused with flickr stats just now; it tells me these photos are unaccountably highly ranked in google image search: first-row results for: dandelion puller (hey, I know those guys!) and phonographic photos.”
“It is the copyright in the phonographic recording that is at issue in this case.”
“Founded the Institute of Psychology in Berlin, which gave rise to Gestalt Psychology; started the Phonogramm-Archiv in Berlin, including some phonographic recordings of a Siamese company performing in Berlin; in the same year, along with Kemsies, he started the Berlin Gesellschaft fÃ¼r Kinderpsychologie.”
“Beginning in 1889, what is now recognized as one of the earliest attempts to record music, Block organized phonographic soirees, which resulted in his greatest accomplishment: documenting some of the most important artists and personalities of his time on cylinder.”
“When Edison invented the phonographic record, musicians branded him a pirate out to steal their work, until a system was created for paying them royalties.”
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