Aerophone
Aerophone A"["e]r*o*phone`, n. [A["e]ro- + Gr. ? voice.] (a) A form of combined speaking and ear trumpet. (b) An instrument, proposed by Edison, for greatly intensifying speech. It consists of a phonograph diaphragm so arranged that its action opens and closes valves, producing synchronous air blasts sufficient to operate a larger diaphragm with greater amplitude of vibration. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • aerophone — noun Any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by causing a body of air to vibrate, without the use of strings or membranes, and without the vibration of the instrument itself adding considerably to the sound …   Wiktionary

  • aerophone — n. any of a class of musical instruments in which a vibrating mass of air produces the initial sound …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • aerophone — aero·phone …   English syllables

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