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words from word sort 2/7/11

television

a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points

phonics

teaching reading by training beginners to associate letters with their sound values

graphic

written or drawn or engraved

photograph

a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide

telecast

broadcasting television signals over a distance

autograph

the writing of one's own name

photocopier

a copier that uses photographic methods of making copies

graphite

black form of carbon used in lead pencils

headphone

electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds

telegraph

apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)

photosynthesis

the process by which plants and some other organisms capture light energy and use it to make food from carbon dioxide and water

paragraph

one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas

homophone

two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)

photographer

someone who takes photographs professionally

telegram

a message sent to a distance by means of a telegraph

phonograph

literally, writing with sound; an instrument for reproducing sounds encoded in hard plastic

telephoto

a camera lens that makes distant objects appear closer

microphone

n. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds.

photogenic

adj. having qualities that are attractive or suitable for photographing

choreography

the representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes

telephone

electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds

xylophone

an instrument of wooden bars that makes a ringing sound when struck

calligraphy

the art of beautiful handwriting

symphony

n. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.

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