Phonoscope
Phonoscope Pho"no*scope, n. [Phono- + -scope.] (Physics) (a) An instrument for observing or exhibiting the motions or properties of sounding bodies; especially, an apparatus invented by K["o]nig for testing the quality of musical strings. (b) An instrument for producing luminous figures by the vibrations of sounding bodies. [1913 Webster]

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  • phonoscope — [fɔnɔskɔp] n. m. ÉTYM. 1892; « appareil destiné à l étude de la voix », 1888; de phono , et scope. ❖ ♦ Anciennt. Appareil qui reconstituait les mouvements d une figure parlante. || Le phonoscope, ancêtre du cinéma parlant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • phonoscope — [fō′nə skōp΄] n. [ PHONO + SCOPE] an instrument used to observe or exhibit the properties of a sounding body; esp., such an instrument for testing the quality of strings for musical instruments …   English World dictionary

  • phonoscope — /foh neuh skohp /, n. 1. an instrument for making visible the motions or properties of a sounding body. 2. a device for testing the quality of strings for musical instruments. [1880 85; PHONO + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • phonoscope — noun a device that shows an image representing the acoustical properties of a musical instrument etc …   Wiktionary

  • phonoscope — Obsolete term for an instrument for recording ausculatory percussion; originally used for photographic recording of heart sounds. [phono + G. skopeo, to view] * * * pho·no·scope (foґno skōp) [phono + scope] an instrument for auscultatory… …   Medical dictionary

  • phonoscope — fəʊnÉ™skəʊp n. device for recording sound; device for testing strings for musical instruments …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phonoscope — pho·no·scope …   English syllables

  • phonoscope — /ˈfoʊnəskoʊp/ (say fohnuhskohp) noun 1. a device by which sound is indicated by the optical phenomena it is made to produce. 2. a device for testing the quality of strings for musical instruments …   Australian English dictionary

  • phonoscope — ˈfōnəˌskōp noun Etymology: phon + scope : an instrument for observing or exhibiting motions or properties of sounding bodies; especially : a device for testing the quality of musical strings …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phonoscope Communications — is a broadband and cable television provider with corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas.External links* [http://www.phonoscope.com/ Phonoscope website] * [http://www.phonoscopecable.com/ Phonoscope Cable website] …   Wikipedia

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