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Electrophone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Electrophone (Physics) An instrument for producing sound by means of electric currents.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n electrophone An instrument for producing sounds, resembling trumpet-tones, by electric currents of high tension. It has been recommended for use as a telegraphic relay capable of giving two or four signs with a single wire, having this advantage over other relays, that perfection of contact is not necessary to its working. It has been used also to indicate the electric equilibrium of muscle and nervous tissue by the variation of its tones, and by a system of levers attached to the wrist to show the rhythm and character of the pulse; and it may be fitted to the telephone, and thus be made to repeat a sound made gently in one place in trumpet-tones in another place hundreds of yards distant. Chambers's Encyc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Electrophone an instrument for producing sounds resembling trumpet-tones by electric currents of high tension
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Electro-, + Gr. fwnh` sound

Usage

In literature:

He asked Samarendra to describe an electrophone, whereon the lad began to tremble violently.
"Tales of Bengal" by S. B. Banerjea
It was an electrophone.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
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In science:

Tunguska genetic anomaly and electrophonic meteors.
Mirror particles and mirror matter: 50 years of speculation and search
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