Definition of phonography in English:

phonography

noun

  • 1Phonetic representation or spelling.

  • 2Specifically. Isaac Pitman's name for: the system of phonetic shorthand that he invented in 1837.

  • 3The recording of sound, especially by means of a phonautograph or phonograph; the construction and use of phonographs. Now chiefly historical.

Origin

Early 18th century. From phono- + -graphy. With sense 2 compare phonographic. With sense 3 compare earlier phonology.

Pronunciation

phonography

/fəˈnɒɡrəfi/