from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One skilled in stenography, especially one employed to transcribe court proceedings verbatim.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who writes shorthand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who is skilled in stenography; a writer of shorthand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun someone skilled in the transcription of speech (for example, a secretary who takes dictation)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)


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stenography +‎ -er.


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  • : t and reverted to Tina, her prowess as what she called a stenographer, the sad fact of her childlessness, the swift onset of the disease which had killed her.

    Put On By Cunning Rendell, Ruth, 1930- 1981

  • Then he called a stenographer and began a bit of dictation.

    The Titan 2004

  • Page 12 looked over and he said, "Duke, I'm going to give you Ernest Brewer, who's a good reporter," in other words a stenographer who had been on the Atlanta

    Oral History Interview with Daniel Duke, August 22, 1990. Interview A-0366. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) 1990

  • Then he called his stenographer, and dictated a letter to his cousin, Mr. Lee, and to each of the three other persons whom he had approached in relation to their votes at the stockholders 'meeting.

    The Moneychangers Upton Sinclair 1923

  • After some demurring on the part of Orcutt, he called a stenographer and drew a contract, which he duly signed and handed to Wentworth, who thrust it into his pocket with the packet of papers.

    The Challenge of the North 1921

  • Then he called a stenographer and began a bit of dictation.

    The Titan Theodore Dreiser 1908

  • The greenish brown eyes of the little man were forever looking into space, and when he caught a dream, instead of letting it go, he called a stenographer and made it come true.

    A Certain Rich Man William Allen White 1906

  • Because the reporters were both busy we called the stenographer, and had the Colonel's story taken down as he told it -- to be rewritten into an obituary later.

    In Our Town William Allen White 1906

  • (he called a stenographer and wrote for a letter from the country doctor,) he explained regretfully that until she could prove that she was the person she claimed to be she could not actually take possession of the house.

    Little Miss By-The-Day Lucille Van Slyke

  • Cowperwood, with an admirable show of courtesy, called a stenographer, and pretended to secure for his guest the home addresses of these gentlemen.

    The Titan 2004


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  • Eddie used this word in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" when he was talking to Judge Doom.

    June 15, 2012