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.
1. A term for an electrical device for detecting a bit of iron in the eyeball, its presence causing the instrument to sound.
2. An instrument for detecting, by a telephone-like arrangement, the presence of iron splinters in the eyeball.
A large brass instrument with a flaring bell, resembling a tuba. It is used in military marching bands. Named for its inventor, John Philip Sousa.
1. A device in which a body of gas may be caused to emit sound waves when illuminated by a periodically interrupted beam of electromagnetic radiation (usually, visible or infra-red).
2. An instrument constructed on the principle of the photophone and used in spectrum analysis as an adjunct to the spectroscope.
3. Spectrophone measurements of the absorption of visible light by aerosols in the atmosphere.
Divination with spindles.
sphygmophone (s) (noun)
, sphygmophones (pl)
An instrument produces pulsations that are rendered audible.
An electrical device for reproducing sounds; especially, the human voice, with increased intensity.
Giving the impression of a spatial distribution in reproduced sound; specifically, employing two or more channels of transmission and reproduction so that the sound may seem to reach the listener from any of a range of directions.
Stereophonic reproduction; stereophonic sound.
1. An instrument designed to transmit stethoscopic sounds so that many people can hear them simultaneously.
2. A term proposed as a more accurate name for stethoscope.
An instrument for measuring the intensity of auscultatory sounds.
1. A stethoscope fitted with two chest pieces, allowing for a lateral comparison of sounds. Its use assists in locating a lesion in the chest by comparing the different sounds detected by the two chest pieces.
2. A special type of double stethoscope making possible the comparison of sounds and the detection of their directions.
1. Of, pertaining to, or having the form or character of a symphony.
2. Possibly also applied to a shorthand sign denoting more than one sound.
1. Being in a state of accord; in harmonious agreement or accord.
2. Harmonious in sound; as in "the symphonic hum of a million insects" or "symphonious of ten thousand harps".
A composer of symphonies .
1. Music in parts, sung or played by a number of performers with pleasing effect; concerted or harmonious music.
2. An elaborate orchestral composition in three or more movements, originally developed from the operative overture, similar in form to a sonata, but usually of grander dimensions and broader style.
3. A concert by a symphony orchestra.