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. The quality of having the same pronunciation as one or more other words with different origins and meanings.
2. Music of a largely chordal style in which there is no independence of voice parts, but rather a simple harmonization of a melody.
An electroacoustic transducer for listening to sound transmitted through water; such as, detection of submarines by hydrophone and underwater seismic surveying by hydrophone.
An increase in the percussion sound or of the voice sound in ausculation.
Overuse of the voice, as by excessive loudness or tension of the vocal muscles.
In percussion or auscultation, a sound that is diminished or fainter than usual.
An abnormally weak voice due to incoordination of the muscles concerned in vocalization.
Having a high clear voice.
A sound or group of sounds denoting an idea, i.e. a spoken word.
Relating to spoken words as sounds denoting ideas.
1. A musical instrument (as a bell, gong, rattle) the source of whose sound is the vibration of its elastic constituent material unmodified by any special tension (as in a drum); also known as an autophone.
2. A percussion instrument, e.g. a gong or xylophone, that is made from resonating material that does not have to be tuned.
A telephone system (as in an airplane, tank, ship, or office building) for intercommunication between points within a small area.
Stammering or stuttering.
Designating areas over which thunderstorm discharges are audible in the keraunophone with equal intensity.
1. A line on a language map surrounding an area within which a particular pronunciation is used.
2. A phonetic isogloss; also, a phonetic feature shared by speakers in contiguous areas.
3. Phonetic feature shared by some but not all of the speakers of a dialect, language, or group of related languages.
kaleidophone (s) (noun)
, kaleidophones (pl)
An instrument for exhibiting the phenomena of sound-waves, by means of a vibrating rod or plate having a reflector at the end.