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.
An obsolete term for an electric hearing aid.
"Auscultatory percussion" or the act of listening to sounds produced within the body; especially, the chest and abdomen, as a means of detecting evidence of disorders or pregnancy.
1. Having to do with acrophony.
2. Instituted or used on the basis of acrophony
1. The sound of the initial or beginning; the use 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.
Trophoneurotic disturbance of the extremities. Trophoneurotic is any trophic (nourishment) disorder caused by a defective function of the nerves concerned with nutrition of the part.
The production of sound with actinic rays (that property or force in the sun's rays by which chemical changes are produced, as in photography).
A reference to sound that is produced by chemical action.
A keyboard instrument resembling the adiaphonon but having tuning forks instead of steel bars.
A keyboard instrument resembling the piano but having steel bars instead of strings.
Increased vocal resonance with a high-pitched bleating quality of the transmitted voice, detected by auscultation of the lungs, especially over lung tissue compressed by pleural effusion.
1. A peculiar broken quality of voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard about the upper level of the fluid in cases of pleurisy with effusion.
2. Also known as capriloquism, tragophonia, and tragophony.
From Greek aig-, aix, "goat" plus -phony; more at aegis.
1. A musical instrument (as a trumpet or flute) in which sound is generated by a vibrating column or eddy of air.
2. Any musical instrument in which the sound is produced by a vibrating column of air; a wind instrument. As an adjective, aerophonic.
1. One of the slightly differing forms that the same single speech sound (phoneme) can take.
One of two or more articulatorily and acoustically different forms of the same phoneme; the aspirated p of "pin" and the nonaspirated p of "spin" are allophones of the phoneme p.
2. An immigrant in Quebec who speaks neither English nor French as a first language.
amphorophony (s) amphorophonies (pl) (noun forms)
A cavernous voice; a reference to low-pitched auscultatory sounds (sounds within the body): "The patient's amphorophony was diagnosed by the doctor as an abnormal sound of the voice that had a musical quality because of the cavities in the lungs or because of pneumothorax (free air in the chest outside the lung)."
1. Someone who speaks English, especially as a first language.
2. A place where English is spoken by most people as their first language.