Definition of quadraphonic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkwädrəˈfänik/
(also quadrophonic)


(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.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/


Pronunciation: /ˌkwädrəˈfäniks/
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.


Pronunciation: /kwäˈdräf(ə)nē/


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

Words that rhyme with quadraphonic

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Syllabification: quad·ra·phon·ic

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