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Phono Words: “phonodynamograph” to “phony”,
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Words that include: phono-, phon-, -phone, -phonia,
-phonic, -phonetic, -phonous, -phonically, -phonetically,
(Greek: sound, voice, speech)

An instrument for registering simultaneously the sounds and the electrical changes caused by the heart, or one of these together with the pulse.
An instrument for the simultaneous visualization of a phonocardiogram and an electrocardiogram.
The simultaneous registration of a phonocardiogram as well as an electrocardiogram on an oscilloscope.
A stethoscope that suppresses the low frequencies characteristic of normal heart function to emphasize the high frequencies.
A graphic curve depicting the duration and intensity of sounds.
An instrument, invented by Thomas A. Edison in 1877 (patented 30 July), by which sounds are automatically recorded and reproduced. In Britain the word is retained only for early cylinder machines; but in North Amerrica, it has become synonymous with record player, record deck, etc., corresponding to the British gramophone.
1. Representing, or consisting of characters representing, spoken sounds; phonetic.
2. Of, pertaining to, or produced by a phonograph.
1. The art or practice of writing according to sound, or so as to represent the actual pronunciation; phonetic spelling.
2. The automatic recording of sounds, as by the phonautograph, or the recording and reproduction of them by the phonograph; the construction and use of phonographs.
Name for various volcanic rocks which ring when struck; clinkstone; phonolitic.
Someone who is a specialist in phonology.
Originally, the science of vocal sounds (phonetics); especially, of the sounds of a particular language. The study of pronunciation, transferring the system of sounds in a language. Now, that branch of linguistics that deals with sound systems, or with sound systems and phonetics; the study of the sound system of a particular language. The ensemble for a particular individual speaker is referred to as his/her phonological system.
Exciting movements of the ossicles of the ear by means of noise or alternating suction and pressure directed through the external auditory meatus.
1. An instrument for measuring the pitch and intensity of sounds.
2. An instrument for measuring or automatically recording the number or force of sound-waves; phonometrics.
A method of investigating language by the statistical analysis of instrumentally measured speech sounds and informants responses to the same data.
1. Clonic spasms of muscles in response to aural stimuli.
2. The intermittent sound that may be heard when a stethoscope is applied to the skin over a muscle afflicted by myoclonic jerks.
An acoustic recording of skeletal muscular activity.
The recording of the varying sounds made by contracting muscular tissue; usually supplementing visual oscillographic displays.
In physics, a quantum or quasiparticle associated with compressional waves, such as sound or those in a crystal lattice.
1. Any structural of functional disorder of the component parts of the speech apparatus.
2. Any disease of the vocal organs affecting speech.
The collecting of phonograph records which is done by a phonophile or phonophiles.
1. A morbid or pathological fear of any sound; especially, noise.
2. A fear of speaking or hearing one's own voice.
Someone who has a pathological fear of sounds.
1. Name for the small bones of the ear, or auditory ossicles, as transmitting the vibrations of sound to the labyrinth or internal ear.
2. A form of binaural stethoscope with a bell-shaped chest piece into which project the recurved extremities of the sound tubes.
The use of ultrasound to introduce medication into a tissue. This has been used in treating injuries to soft tissues. Not all medicines are suitable for application using this technique.
Transmitting sound-vibrations, as the auditory ossicles.
The recording on a moving photographic plate of the movements imparted to a diaphragm by sound waves.
phonopore, phonoporic:
Name of an apparatus by means of which electrical impulses produced by induction, as in a telephone, may be used to transmit messages along a telegraph wire, without interfering with the current by which ordinary messages are simultaneously transmitted.
A condition in which the hearing of certain sounds gives rise to a subjective sensation of color or the condition of eliciting color sensations by acoustic stimulation; also synesthesia.
Perception of sound by a living organism; hearing.
A receptor for sound waves or sound stimuli.
A graphic recording obtained from a phonocatheter of the pulsations in a renal artery. This procedure, designed to diagnose renal artery stenosis, is rarely employed.
phonorganon, phonorganum:
An instrument imitating the sounds of the voice, a speaking-machine.
An instrument for recording ausculatory percussion; originally used for photographic recordings of heart sounds.
The recording made by a phonoscope which includes a stethoscope and percussion to determine the borders of solid and hollow organs.
a device for auscultation of the lungs that suppresses the normal lower-pitched sounds and enables higher-pitched, abnormal sounds to be heard more easily.
Spasmodic muscular contractions precipitated by sounds heard or made by the patient.
An instrument for amplifying and recording heart sounds.
A group of operations designed to improve or alter a patient's voice.
That part of phonology which comprises or deals with the rules governing the possible phoneme sequences in a language.
phony, phoney:
1. Not genuine and used to deceive or even to defraud.
2. Putting on a false show of something such as sincerity or expertise.
3. To make something appear to be genuine when it is not.
3. That which has no real existence; fake, sham, counterfeit; false; insincere.

This word has absolutely nothing to do with any of the other "phono" words in this list. It was included just so you will know that it is NOT related to any of the other “sound, voice” words.

The origin of phony is uncertain. William and Mary Morris in their Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins wrote: “Phony or phoney first appeared in print around the turn of the century in one of a series of articles called ‘Fables in Slang’ by a nearly forgotten humorist named George Ade. By the 1930s the search for its origin was in full gear. Indeed, the keenest minds in the word-sleuthing dodge have spent many hours searching for an answer and come up with zilch.”

The Encarta World English Dictionary (St. Martin’s Press) writes that it may be an alternative of the slang fawney, “gilt brass ring used by swindlers” to fool people into thinking it was made of gold which may have come from Irish Gaelic fáinne, “ring”. There is no serious verification of such an origin.