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quadraphonic

Syllabification: quad·ra·phon·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkwädrəˈfänik
 
/
(also quadrophonic)

Definition of quadraphonic in English:

adjective

(Of sound reproduction) transmitted through four channels.
Example sentences
  • Scientists can't check Ohno's hypothesis by watching the DVD of the Y's life story, complete with quadraphonic sound.
  • Simplified, Black Box is four giant, central screens in a cube-shaped room decked out with top-gun quadraphonic sound.
  • It goes beyond quadraphonic, heading for a sound stage of 360 degrees.

Origin

1960s: from quadri- 'four' + a shortened form of stereophonic.

Derivatives

quadraphonically

1
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb

quadraphonics

2
plural noun
Example sentences
  • The great orchestral suite was premiered during the First World War and used to show off every recording innovation ever after, from electrical to quadraphonics.

quadraphony

3
Pronunciation: /kwäˈdräfənē/
noun

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