noun Date: 1906 a fog signal similar to a siren but producing a blast of two tones

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  • diaphone — [dī′ə fōn΄] n. [ DIA + PHONE] a group of speech sounds consisting of all the variants of a given phoneme in all the utterances of all the speakers of a given language …   English World dictionary

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  • diaphone — /duy euh fohn /, n. 1. a foghorn producing a low pitched, penetrating signal of two tones. 2. Phonet. a. a phoneme in one dialect corresponding to a similar but phonetically different phoneme in a related dialect. b. a group of sounds comprising… …   Universalium

  • Diaphone — Le Diaphone est un jeu d orgue inventé par Robert Hope Jones. Il l utilise pour la première fois en 1896 dans l orgue de la cathédrale de Worcester (aujourd hui remplacé). Lien externe Organ stops Portail de l’orgue …   Wikipédia en Français

  • diaphone — noun a) A kind of organ pipe. b) A sound signal which produces sound by means of a slotted piston moved back and forth by compressed air. See Also: diaphoneme, diaphonic …   Wiktionary

  • diaphone — di·a·phone …   English syllables

  • diaphone — /ˈdaɪəfoʊn/ (say duyuhfohn) noun all the variant forms of a phoneme that are found in the regional and social dialects of a language. {dia + phone2} –diaphonic /daɪəˈfɒnɪk/ (say duyuh fonik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • diaphone — noun a foghorn that makes a signal consisting of two tones • Hypernyms: ↑foghorn …   Useful english dictionary

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