phon-, phono-, -phone, -phonia, -phonic, -phonetic, -phonous, -phonically, -phonetically, -phony +
This phono-, phon- should not be confused with another phono-, phon- that means "slaughter, murder, homicide". In Greek, a distinction is made between the phonos (PHOH nohs), "murder", which is spelled with the Greek letter omicron in the last syllable; and the Greek phonos (phoh NOHS), "voice", which is spelled with the letter omega in the last syllable. Both omicron and omega became the letter "o" in English.
acouophone (s) (noun)
, acouophones (pl)
An obsolete, or outdated, term for an electric hearing aid: "Margaret's grandmother had an old acouophone which the doctor advised her to turn in for a credit towards the purchase of a new and more modern hearing aid."
acouophonia (s) (noun)
, acouophonias (pl)
A medical procedure that involves hearing percussions or the act of listening to sounds produced within the body; especially, the chest and abdomen, as a means of detecting evidence of physical disorders or pregnancies: "Carol's doctor, using a stethoscope, performed an acouophonia on her chest and detected a previously undetected heart murmur."
, more acrophonetic, most acrophonetic
, more acrophonic, most acrophonic
Referring to the use of symbols to represent sounds.
acrophony (s) (noun)
, acrophonies (pl)
1. The sound of the initial or beginning of what was originally a picture-symbol or hieroglyph of an object to represent phonetically the initial syllable or sound of the name of the object; e.g. employing the symbol of an ox, aleph, to represent the syllable or letter.
2. The naming of a letter by a word whose initial sound is the same as that which the letter represents.
actinophone (s) (noun)
, actinophones (pl)
The production of sound with rays involving the property or force in the sun's rays by which chemical changes are produced, as in photography.
, more actinophonic, most actinophonic
A reference to sounds that are produced by chemical action.
adiaphon (s) (noun)
, adiaphons (pl)
A keyboard musical instrument resembling that has tuning forks instead of steel bars.
adiaphonon (s) (noun)
, adiaphonons (pl)
Keyboard instruments that is similar to a piano but which has steel bars instead of strings.
aegobronchophony, egobronchophony (s) (noun)
; aegobronchophonies, egobronchophonies (pl)
Increased vocal resonance with a high-pitched bleating quality of the transmitted voice, detected by auscultation of the lungs; especially, over lung tissue which is compressed by pleural effusion.
, more aegophonic, most aegophonic
aegophony (s) (noun)
, aegophonies (pl)
1. A peculiar broken quality of voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard near the upper level of the fluid in cases of pleurisy with effusion.
2. Etymology: from Greek aig-, aix,, "goat" + -phony , "sound".
, more aerophonic, most aerophonic
aerophony (s) (noun)
, aerophonies (pl)
A musical instrument (as a trumpet or flute) in which the sound is generated by a vibrating column or eddy of air.
allophone (s) (noun)
, allophones (pl)
One of the slightly differing forms that the same single speech sound (phoneme) can take: "One of two or more articulated and acoustically different forms of the same phoneme; for example, the aspirated p of "pin" and the nonaspirated p of "spin" are allophones of the phoneme p.