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.
In acoustical engineering, a transducer that converts electrical energy (produced by driving an alternating current superimposed on a direct current) into heat by the dissipation of energy in a resistive element, thereby producing sound.
A double ear trumpet for estimating the direction from which sounds proceed; especially, for the use of navigators.
Auscultation of the heart sounds at the sternal notch.
1. A sound heard in auscultation over the trachea. "Auscultation" is the process of listening for sounds within the body, usually sounds of thoracic or abdominal viscera.
2. The hollow voice sound heard in auscultating over the trachea. Also known as bronchophony.
Roughness of the voice.
A peculiar broken quality of the voice sounds; such as, the bleating of a goat, heard about the upper level of the fluid in cases of pleurisy with effusion; egophony.
1. Any disease or disorder due to nutritional causes.
2. Any disease that is related to nutritional deficiencies.
1. Ventilatory movements of air transmitted to the eardrum which result in a subjectively
2. Increased resonance of one's own voice, breath sounds, arterial murmurs, etc., noted especially in disease of the middle ear.
1. A sensation of ringing in the ears.
2. Sensation of sound in one or both ears usually associated with disease in the middle ear, the inner ear, or the central auditory apparatus leading to hearing one's own breath sounds and other physiological sounds; such as, ringing, buzzing, or whistling.
Producing only one kind of sound.
One of two or more sounds used interchangeably by the same speaker in the same phonetic context.
vibraphone (s) (noun)
, vibraphones (pl)
A percussion instrument consisting of a series of metal bars, arranged as in a xylophone, and characterized by the vibrato that can be given to the notes, an effect produced either by electrically rotated vanes in the tube resonators under the bars or electronically.
videophone, videotelephone, videotelephony
1. A telephone incorporating a television screen on which another person may be seen.
2. Technologies used for the reception and transmission of audio-video signals by users at different locations, for communication between two people in real-time by means of computers.
The ability to see and hear the phone when it rings. Ideal for the hard of hearing and partially sighted.
An early process of sound film recording in which the sound track is recorded on discs and played in synchronization with the projection of the film; also, sound films made by this method. It is now no longer used.