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.
cellphone, cell phone
A cellular telephone.
ceraunophone, keraunophone (s) (noun)
; ceraunophones, keraunophones (pl)
1. An instrument that makes a record of the occurrences of thunder through a telephone receiver.
2. In meteorology, an apparatus, essentially a radio receiver, for audibly demonstrating the occurrences of distant sounds of thunder as they are caused by lightening.
A former name for an apparatus designed for the production of a talking film.
cymophone (s), cymophones (pl) (noun forms)
The sound of the sea or ocean waves: "Whenever they went to the beaches at night, they concentrated on the cymophones they could hear that were coming from the ocean."
A telephonic apparatus with an attached microphone transmitter used especially for listening secretly.
An instrument for conveying sound to the inner ear through the teeth, an audiphone (an instrument which, pressed against the upper teeth, enables the deaf to hear more distinctly).
An instrument used for listening to blood flow in the skin.
The use of the dermatophone applied to the surface of the living body; the observation of the sounds thus heard.
dial telephone, dialtelephone
A telephone from which connections may be automatically completed without the aid of an exchange operator by revolving a dial marked with numbers and letters into positions corresponding to the units of the desired telephone number.
1. A set of all the different ways that a particular speech sound is pronounced in all the dialects of a language, or a member of this set.
2. A foghorn with a two-note sound.
3. A powerful pipe-organ stop of the peculiar construction of 8-foot, 16-foot, or 32-foot pitch.
A category or a member of a category consisting of the entire range of dialectal variants of an allophone.
Dissonance as opposed to symphony.
Dictaphone®; dictaphone (s) (noun)
, dictaphones (pl)
A trademark for a small hand-held tape recorder used to register spoken words which were to be written down exactly as they had been recorded: In the past when dictaphones
were being used, Mary's grandfather needed to have a device to record the notes he was saying out loud and he used a dictaphone
for this purpose.
Back in the early 20th century, the dictaphone was a small cassette recorder that was used to record speeches for transcription at another time.
The production of two different tones when speaking; also called double voice.
diplophonia (s) (noun)
, diplophonias (pl)
The production of double vocal sounds: Diplophonia takes place when two tones of different pitches are produced simultaneously by a person's voice.