Adjective "quadraphonic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌkwɒdrəˈfɒnɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of sound reproduction) transmitted through four channels.
  1. 'So, we've been pretty much surrounded by quadraphonic icefall throughout the course of the night.'
  2. 'Yet the Floyd's masterful quadrophonic pension plan has retained an amazing capacity to knock people sideways.'
  3. 'This column was written while under the influence of the original quadraphonic version of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.'
  4. 'And the quadraphonic assemblages of images are often very beautiful.'
  5. 'Simplified, Black Box is four giant, central screens in a cube-shaped room decked out with top-gun quadraphonic sound.'

Definitions

1. of, noting, or pertaining to the recording and reproduction of sound over four separate transmission or direct reproduction channels instead of the customary two of the stereo system: a quadraphonic recording.

More examples(as adjective)

"effects can be quadraphonic."

"sounds can be quadraphonic."

"records can be quadraphonic."

"experiments can be quadraphonic."

"chitters can be quadraphonic."

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Origin

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