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.
phonopathy (s) (noun)
, phonopathies (pl)
Any structural of functional disorder of the component parts of the speech apparatus: Because Meg suddenly couldn't speak normally, she went to her otorhinolarynologist, Dr. Schneider, who diagnosed her condition as phonopathy, a disease that affected her vocal chords and therefore her speech.
phonophilist (s) (noun)
, phonophilists (pl)
A collector of gramophones: Not only did the elderly Mr. Hathaway have a nice assortment of old record players, but also of old disks (records) that he listened to almost every day. Among his friends, who were also phonophilists, he had the finest collection of old and valuable records.
phonophily (s) (noun) (no pl)
The collecting of phonograph records: Mrs. Thompson, a phonophile, enjoyed phonophily, which was her hobby, and loved her wonderful selection of old phonograph records and played them on her old phonographs at least twice a month.
phonophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. An avoidance of speaking or of one's own voice: After Clint had his tonsils extracted, he developed phonophobia and was afraid of talking because of the pain, but he got over that after a while.
2. An excessive or abnormal dread of noise and of speaking out loud: This anxiety can be caused when a person has a migraine and cannot stand hearing any sounds at all and this condition can result in nausea and vomiting.
phonophobic (s) (noun)
, phonophobics (pl)
Someone who has a pathological dread of sounds: Mrs. Hathaway always lived by herself and wasn't used to loud noises, and, as a phonophobic, listened to music with the volume turned quite low!
A device for governing the rate of vibrations of a plate or diaphragm.
1. Name for the small bones of the ear, or auditory ossicles, as transmitting the vibrations of sound to the labyrinth or internal ear.
2. A form of binaural stethoscope with a bell-shaped chest piece into which project the recurved extremities of the sound tubes.
3. A device to enable the deaf to hear, by conducting vibrations from the speaker's larynx to the hearer's teeth.
The use of ultrasound to introduce medication into a tissue.
This has been used in treating injuries to soft tissues. Not all medicines are suitable for application using this technique.
1. Transmitting sound-vibrations, as the auditory ossicles.
2. Capable of transmitting sound waves.
An electrical device for converting sound vibrations into light.
1. Photographic recording of the vibratory characteristics of speech sounds.
2. The recording on a moving photographic plate of the movements imparted to a diaphragm by sound waves.
A device for showing the vibrations of sound; especially, of voice sounds photographically.
Name of an apparatus by means of which electrical impulses produced by induction, as in a telephone, may be used to transmit messages along a telegraph wire, without interfering with the current by which ordinary messages are simultaneously transmitted.
A condition in which the hearing of certain sounds gives rise to a subjective sensation of color or the condition of eliciting color sensations by acoustic stimulation; also synesthesia.
Perception of sound by a living organism; hearing.