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1Of or involving one ear.
- ‘It is important to emphasize that the present study made use of monaural homophonic stimulation.’
- ‘They found that patients who were fitted binaurally after a monaural trial perceived their hearing aids to have a higher value.’
- ‘For the most part, studies of monaural loudness adaptation with both procedures have treated the ear of input rather casually.’
- ‘Such monaural listening conditions occur not only in people who are deaf in one ear, but when a sound on one side is too quiet to reach one of the ears.’
2another term for monophonic
- ‘Aside from the film's musical scenes, which would have been much livelier in stereo, the monaural soundtrack is quite adequate.’
- ‘The Dolby Digital monaural soundtrack is well rendered, though of course the dubbing isn't exactly state-of-the-art.’
- ‘I suppose this was done to avoid the inclusion of another monaural track.’
- ‘The monaural recording, in spite of substantial re-engineering effort, could be mistaken for something made earlier than 1945.’
- ‘As more modern recordings came along, old favorites, stereophonic and monaural, were released on Seraphim at a fraction of their original price.’
- ‘These are live monaural recordings in less than perfect sound.’
- ‘These are monaural recordings, and some of them are more than 50 years old, but BMG Classics's latest techniques have made them very listenable.’
- ‘Analog telephones currently found in every U.S. home suffer from extremely poor, monaural AM radio quality sound.’
- ‘The DVD contains a French monaural sound track that is clear and distortion-free, with English subtitles available.’
- ‘I understand that the original program was mixed for monaural sound.’
- ‘The sound gets no doctoring, and pumps out a distortion-free basic two-channel monaural mix.’
- ‘This tape can be played on monaural or stereophonic equipment.’
- ‘The monaural sound is good too, but there are obvious splices and variations within the source material.’
- ‘The monaural sound, natural and full, has held up well.’
- ‘The monaural recording is not ideal, but it is good for its age.’
- ‘The sound on this disc is excellent, albeit monaural.’
- ‘The frequency is 3880.0 MHz, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.’
- ‘Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.’
- ‘Almost everything presented here is in a monaural format, and none of it is going to win any DVD quality awards.’
- ‘The sound is excellent throughout, hardly showing its age, even in the monaural material.’
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