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monophonic

[mon-uh-fon-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈfɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
Music. of or pertaining to monophony.
2.
Also, monaural, mono. of or noting a system of sound recording and reproduction using only a single channel.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; monophon(y) + -ic
Related forms
monophonically, adverb
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monophonic

/ˌmɒnəʊˈfɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
Also monaural. (of a system of broadcasting, recording, or reproducing sound) using only one channel between source and loudspeaker Sometimes shortened to mono Compare stereophonic
2.
(music) of or relating to a style of musical composition consisting of a single melodic line See also monody (sense 3)
Derived Forms
monophony (mɒˈnɒfənɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for monophonic
adj.

of recordings, broadcasts, etc., "not stereo, having only one output signal," 1958, coined to be an opposite of stereophonic; from mono- + -phonic, from Greek phone "sound, voice" (see fame (n.)).

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