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monaural (mon-OR-uhl) adjective

1. Monophonic: sound recording and reproduction using only one channel.

2. Pertaining to one ear.

[From mono-, one + aural, related to ear.]

"The Pressman monaural tape recorder was a relatively expensive unit, selling for forty nine thousand yen in Japan, and I said I wanted the first models of our new stereo experiment to retail for no more than thirty thousand yen."

(Also, a mural of Mona Lisa. -Anu)

This week's theme: words from "Made in Japan", by Sony co-founder Akio Morita.


Live a balanced life - Learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. -Robert Fulghum, author (1937- )

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