Definition of monaural in English:



  • 1Of or involving one ear.

    • ‘For the most part, studies of monaural loudness adaptation with both procedures have treated the ear of input rather casually.’
    • ‘They found that patients who were fitted binaurally after a monaural trial perceived their hearing aids to have a higher value.’
    • ‘It is important to emphasize that the present study made use of monaural homophonic stimulation.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2

    another term for monophonic (sense 1)
    • ‘The Dolby Digital monaural soundtrack is well rendered, though of course the dubbing isn't exactly state-of-the-art.’
    • ‘The sound on this disc is excellent, albeit monaural.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Analog telephones currently found in every U.S. home suffer from extremely poor, monaural AM radio quality sound.’
    • ‘The sound gets no doctoring, and pumps out a distortion-free basic two-channel monaural mix.’
    • ‘These are live monaural recordings in less than perfect sound.’
    • ‘Almost everything presented here is in a monaural format, and none of it is going to win any DVD quality awards.’
    • ‘I understand that the original program was mixed for monaural 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.’
    • ‘The monaural sound, natural and full, has held up well.’
    • ‘The monaural recording is not ideal, but it is good for its age.’
    • ‘This tape can be played on monaural or stereophonic equipment.’
    • ‘The frequency is 3880.0 MHz, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.’
    • ‘The DVD contains a French monaural sound track that is clear and distortion-free, with English subtitles available.’
    • ‘The monaural sound is good too, but there are obvious splices and variations within the source material.’
    • ‘Aside from the film's musical scenes, which would have been much livelier in stereo, the monaural soundtrack is quite adequate.’
    • ‘The sound is excellent throughout, hardly showing its age, even in the monaural material.’
    • ‘I suppose this was done to avoid the inclusion of another monaural track.’
    • ‘Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.’