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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj amphoric the sound heard in auscultation resembling the hollow sound made by blowing across the mouth of a bottle "amphoric breathing indicates a cavity in the lung"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Amphoric (Med) Produced by, or indicating, a cavity in the lungs, not filled, and giving a sound like that produced by blowing into an empty decanter; as, amphoric respiration or resonance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • amphoric Resembling the sound made by blowing across the mouth of a flask: applied to certain sounds obtained in auscultation and percussion of the chest: as, amphoric respiration: amphoric resonance; an amphoric voice, whisper, or cough. All the sounds called amphoric have a more or less musical quality, and usually indicate a cavity tilled with air.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Amphoric (med.) like the sound produced by speaking into an amphora or any large vessel with a small mouth
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. amphoreus, amphiphoreusamphi, on both sides, pher-ein, to bear.


In literature:

This big, idiotic, amphorous London has no sense of humour.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
The old doctor murmured some words about amphoric breathing, and a sound such as a cracked jar might give out.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
It is represented seated before an amphore, above which is a bunch of grapes.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb

In poetry:

The bourdonnement is very clear,—­
Amphoric buzzing, as I’m alive
Five doctors took their turn to hear;
Amphoric buzzing, said all the five.
"The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Seven cylindrical vessels stand tall and stately in his pottery exhibit Aquatic Amphoric.