Definition of monaural in English:



  • 1Of or involving one ear.

    ‘They found that patients who were fitted binaurally after a monaural trial perceived their hearing aids to have a higher value.’
    • ‘Such monaural listening conditions occur not only in people who are deaf in one ear, but when a sound on one side is too quiet to reach one of the ears.’
    • ‘For the most part, studies of monaural loudness adaptation with both procedures have treated the ear of input rather casually.’
    • ‘It is important to emphasize that the present study made use of monaural homophonic stimulation.’
    1. 1.1
      another term for monophonic (sense 2)
      ‘Analog telephones currently found in every U.S. home suffer from extremely poor, monaural AM radio quality sound.’
      • ‘Aside from the film's musical scenes, which would have been much livelier in stereo, the monaural soundtrack is quite adequate.’
      • ‘The frequency is 3880.0 MHz, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.’
      • ‘These are monaural recordings, and some of them are more than 50 years old, but BMG Classics's latest techniques have made them very listenable.’
      • ‘The monaural recording, in spite of substantial re-engineering effort, could be mistaken for something made earlier than 1945.’
      • ‘Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.’
      • ‘As more modern recordings came along, old favorites, stereophonic and monaural, were released on Seraphim at a fraction of their original price.’
      • ‘The DVD contains a French monaural sound track that is clear and distortion-free, with English subtitles available.’
      • ‘The Dolby Digital monaural soundtrack is well rendered, though of course the dubbing isn't exactly state-of-the-art.’
      • ‘The sound on this disc is excellent, albeit monaural.’
      • ‘The monaural sound, natural and full, has held up well.’
      • ‘The sound is excellent throughout, hardly showing its age, even in the monaural material.’
      • ‘The monaural sound is good too, but there are obvious splices and variations within the source material.’
      • ‘I suppose this was done to avoid the inclusion of another monaural track.’
      • ‘This tape can be played on monaural or stereophonic equipment.’
      • ‘Almost everything presented here is in a monaural format, and none of it is going to win any DVD quality awards.’
      • ‘The sound gets no doctoring, and pumps out a distortion-free basic two-channel monaural mix.’
      • ‘I understand that the original program was mixed for monaural sound.’
      • ‘The monaural recording is not ideal, but it is good for its age.’
      • ‘These are live monaural recordings in less than perfect sound.’



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