- a written or printed representation of the sounds of speech; phonetic spelling or transcription
- any system of shorthand based on a phonetic transcription of speech; esp., the system invented by Sir Isaac Pitman
Origin of phonographyphono- + -graphy
- The science or practice of transcribing speech by means of symbols representing elements of sound; phonetic transcription.
- A system of shorthand based on phonetic transcription.
- pho·nog′ra·pher pho·nog′ra·phist
From French phonographie