Phono Words: earphone to neurophonia,
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Words that include: phono-, phon-, -phone, -phonia,
-phonic, -phonetic, -phonous, -phonically, -phonetically,
(Greek: sound, voice, speech)
Any device that converts electrical energy into sound waves and is worn over or inserted into the auditory opening; such as the ear.
A duplication of the voice sound occasionally heard during auscultation of the chest.
1. A modification of the voice resembling bleating heard on auscultation of the chest in certain diseases (as in pleurisy with effusion).
2. A peculiar broken quality of the voice sounds, like the bleating of a goat, heard about the upper level of the fluid in cases of pleurisy with effusion. From Greek aig-, aix, goat plus -phony; more at aegis.
The record obtained by electrocardiophonography.
A method of electrically recording the sounds of the heart.
An instrument (as a theremin) that produces musical tones by means of oscillating electric circuits; adjective, electrophonic; adverb, electrophonically.
A purely melodic instrument of the electronic family typically played by moving the right hand between two projecting electrodes with the left hand controlling dynamics and articulation; also known as a theremin.
An apparatus that emits a continuous hum whose pitch is changed by interference of brain waves transmitted through oscillators from electrodes attached to the scalp and that is used to diagnose abnormal brain functioning.
An exclamatory sentence or an especially striking summary comment concluding a discourse.
A pleasing sound; having euphony.
To make euphonious.
1. Pleasing or sweet sound, the acoustic effect produced by words so formed and combined as to please the ear; especially, a harmonious succession of words having a pleasing sound or striking the ear as being appropriate to the meaning; opposed to cacophony.
2. Tendency to greater ease of pronunciation resulting in regularly observed combinative changes that seem to be caused by increased speed of utterance and economy of effort; as an adjective, euphonic.
3. The quality of having a pleasant sound; the pleasing effect of sounds free from harshness; chiefly with reference to combinations of words in sentences, or of phonetic elements in spoken words.
4. In recent philological use often the tendency to greater ease of pronunciation, as shown in those combinatory phonetic changes formerly ascribed to an endeavour after a pleasing acoustic effect.