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Actinophone Ac*tin"o*phone, n. [Gr. ?, ?, ray + ? voice.]
An apparatus for the production of sound by the action of the
actinic, or ultraviolet, rays.
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
Antiphone An"ti*phone, n. (Mus.)
The response which one side of the choir makes to the other
in a chant; alternate chanting or signing.
AntiphonerAntiphoner An*tiph"o*ner, n. [F. antiphonaire. See
A book of antiphons. --Chaucer.
Audiphone Au"di*phone, n. [L. audire to hear + Gr. ? sound.]
An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound
to the auditory nerve and enables the deaf to hear more or
less distinctly; a dentiphone.
Auxetophone Aux*e"to*phone, n. [Gr. ? that may be increased +
? sound, voice.]
A pneumatic reproducer for a phonograph, controlled by the
recording stylus on the principle of the relay. It produces
much clearer and louder tones than does the ordinary
vibrating disk reproducer.
Biophotophone Bi`o*pho"to*phone, n. [Gr. bi`os life + photo +
fwnh` sound, voice.]
An instrument combining a cinematograph and a phonograph so
that the moving figures on the screen are accompanied by the
Dentiphone Den"ti*phone, n. [L. dens, dentis, tooth + Gr. ?
An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound
to the auditory nerve; an audiphone. --Knight.
Dictaphone Dic"ta*phone, n. [Dictate + -phone, as in
A form of phonographic recorder and reproducer adapted for
use in dictation, as in business.
Ecphonema Ec`pho*ne"ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a thing called out,
fr. ? to cry out; ? out + ? voice.] (Rhet.)
A breaking out with some interjectional particle.
EcphonemeEcphoneme Ec"pho*neme, n. [See Ecphonema.]
A mark (!) used to indicate an exclamation. --G. Brown. EcphonesisEcphonesis Ec`pho*ne"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See
An animated or passionate exclamation.
The feelings by the ecphonesis are very various.
Electrophone E*lec"tro*phone, n. [Electro- + Gr. ? sound.]
An instrument for producing sound by means of electric
Epiphoneme E*piph"o*neme, n.
Gramophone Gram"o*phone, n. [Gr. ? a thing drawn or written
(fr. ? write) + -phone, as in telephone.]
An instrument for recording, preserving, and reproducing
sounds, the record being a tracing of a phonautograph etched
in some solid material. Reproduction is accomplished by means
of a system attached to an elastic diaphragm.
Graphophone Graph"o*phone, n. [Gr. ? to write + -phone, as in
A kind of photograph.
HomophoneHomophone Hom"o*phone, n. [Cf. F. homophone. See
1. A letter or character which expresses a like sound with
2. A word having the same sound as another, but differing
from it in meaning and usually in spelling; as, all and
awl; bare and bear; rite, write, right, and wright.
Kaleidophon Ka*lei"do*phon, Kaleidophone Ka*lei"do*phone,
[Gr. ? beautiful + ? appearance, form + ? sound.] (Physics.)
An instrument invented by Professor Wheatstone, consisting of
a reflecting knob at the end of a vibrating rod or thin
plate, for making visible, in the motion of a point of light
reflected from the knob, the paths or curves corresponding
with the musical notes produced by the vibrations.
KinetophoneKinetophone Ki*ne"to*phone, n. [See Kinetic, Phone.]
A machine combining a kinetoscope and a phonograph
synchronized so as to reproduce a scene and its accompanying
Megaphone Meg"a*phone, n. [Mega- + Gr. ? voice.]
A device to magnify sound, or direct it in a given direction
in a greater volume, as a very large funnel used as an ear
trumpet or as a speaking trumpet.
Metallophone Me*tal"lo*phone, n. [L. metallum metal + Gr. ?
(a) An instrument like a pianoforte, but having metal bars
instead of strings.
(b) An instrument like the xylophone, but having metallic
instead of wooden bars.
Microphone Mi"cro*phone, n. [Micro- + Gr. ? sound, voice: cf.
F. microphone.] (Physics)
An instrument for intensifying and making audible very feeble
sounds. It produces its effects by the changes of intensity
in an electric current, occasioned by the variations in the
contact resistance of conducting bodies, especially of
imperfect conductors, under the action of acoustic
Osteophone Os"te*o*phone, n. [Gr. ? bone + ? voice.]
An instrument for transmission of auditory vibrations through
the bones of the head, so as to be appreciated as sounds by
persons deaf from causes other than those affecting the
nervous apparatus of hearing.
Phoneidoscope Pho*nei"do*scope, n. [Phono- + Gr. ? form +
An instrument for studying the motions of sounding bodies by
optical means. It consists of a tube across the end of which
is stretched a film of soap solution thin enough to give
colored bands, the form and position of which are affected by
Phonetically Pho*net"ic*al*ly, adv.
In a phonetic manner.
Phonetician Pho`ne*ti"cian, n.
One versed in phonetics; a phonetist.
Phonetics Pho*net"ics, n.
1. The doctrine or science of sounds; especially those of the
human voice; phonology.
2. The art of representing vocal sounds by signs and written
Phonetism Pho"ne*tism, n.
The science which treats of vocal sounds. --J. Peile.
Phonetist Pho"ne*tist, n.
1. One versed in phonetics; a phonologist.
2. One who advocates a phonetic spelling.
Phonetization Pho`ne*ti*za"tion, n.
The act, art, or process of representing sounds by phonetic
Meaning of Phone from wikipedia
- A mobile phone
, cell phone
, cellphone, or hand phone
, sometimes shortened
mobile, cell or just phone
, is a portable telephone
that can make...
- from the Gr****: τῆλε, tēle, "far" and φωνή, phōnē
, "voice", together meaning
"distant voice"), or phone
, is a telecommunications device
- The iPhone
is a line of smartphones designed
Inc. All generations
of the iPhone
use Apple's iOS mobile operating system
are a cl**** of mobile phones
and of multi-purpose mobile computing
devices. They are distinguished
from feature phones
by their stronger
- The term phonation
has slightly different meanings depending
on the subfield
of phonetics. Among
some phoneticians, phonation
is the process
to a BlackBerry phone
, with no touchscreen
and a physical QWERTY
keyboard, but the arrival
of 2007's Apple
- Windows Phone
(WP) is a family
of discontinued mobile operating systems developed
as the replacement successor
- In broadcasting, a phone
-in or call-in is a programme format
in which viewers
to air their
by telephone, usually...
or software application designed
to run on a mobile device
such as a phone
, tablet, or watch. Apps were originally intended
- A camera phone
is a mobile phone which
is able to capture photographs
and often record video using
one or more built-in digital
cameras. It can also send...