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

pneumatophony, pneumatophonic:
The supposed utterance of articulate sounds by disembodied spirits.
1. A large kind of musical box, driven by clockwork or by hand, and capable of playing any tune when the corresponding perforated disk is inserted.
2. A written character having more than one phonetic value; a letter or other symbol which stands for different sounds.
Composed or arranged for several voices or parts, each having a melody of its own; consisting of a number of melodies combined; contrapuntal; of or pertaining to polyphonic music.
1. The simultaneous combination of a number of parts, each forming an individual melody, and harmonizing with each other; the style of composition in which the parts are so combined; polyphonic composition; counterpoint.
2. The symbolization of different vocal sounds by the same letter or character; the fact or quality of being polyphonic.
quadraphonic, quadriphonic, quadraphonics, quadraphony:
Using a four-channel system to record and reproduce sound. The four separate signals may be fed to individual loudspeakers placed in the corners of a room.
1. An instrument for the production of sound by intermittent radiant energy, such as light or heat; the photophone and thermophone are special forms.
2. Radiophone may also be a radio-telephone.
Pertaining to or designating synthetic sound produced by electronic means and the use of tape recorders, usually for use in broadcasting in conjunction with conventional material.
Telephony in which the signal is transmitted by radio over part of the route; wireless telephony.
Altered speech due to some abnormality of nasal structures; rhinolalia.
A brass instrument of the oboe class, played with a double reed.
A metal wind instrument with keys and a reed that comes in several sizes and registers, the alto and tenor saxophones being the most popular. It is particularly associated with jazz. Named for the Belgian instrument makers Charles Joseph Sax (1791-1865), who invented these instruments, and his son Antoine Joseph Sax (1814-94) (known as “Adolphe”, who improved them.
A term for an electrical device for detecting a bit of iron in the eyeball, its presence causing the instrument to sound.
A large brass instrument with a flaring bell, resembling a tuba. It is used in military marching bands. Named for its inventor, John Philip Sousa.
An instrument by which pulsations are rendered audible.
An electrical device for reproducing sounds, especially the human voice, with increased intensity.
Giving the impression of a spatial distribution in reproduced sound; specifically, employing two or more channels of transmission and reproduction so that the sound may seem to reach the listener from any of a range of directions.
Stereophonic reproduction; stereophonic sound.
1. Of, pertaining to, or having the form or character of a symphony.
2. Possibly also applied to a shorthand sign denoting more than one sound.
A composer of symphonies .
1. Music in parts, sung or played by a number of performers with pleasing effect; concerted or harmonious music.
2. An elaborate orchestral composition in three or more movements, originally developed from the operative overture, similar in form to a sonata, but usually of grander dimensions and broader style.
A thin, weak voice that results from tension of the vocal muscles.
Repeating the same sound.
tautophony, tautophonic:
Repetition of the same (vocal) sound.
A specially constructed stethoscope by means of which heart sounds can be heard by listeners at a distance from the patient.
An apparatus for reproducing sound, especially that of the voice, at a great distance, by means of electricity; consisting, like the electric telegraph, of transmitting and receiving instruments connected by a line or wire which conveys the electric current.
Transmitting, or relating to the transmission of, sound to a distance.
A heart murmur assumed to be due to an abnormal condition of the chordae tendineae; tendophony.
Auscultation of the heart sounds at the sternal notch.
The hollow voice sound heard in auscultating over the trachea. Also: bronchophony.
Roughness of the voice.
tragophonia, tragophony:
A peculiar broken quality of the voice sounds; such as, the bleating of a goat, heard about the upper level of the fluid in cases of pleurisy with effusion; egophony.
A sensation of ringing in the ears.
Producing only one kind of sound.
One of two or more sounds used interchangeably by the same speaker in the same phonetic context.
A percussion instrument consisting of a series of metal bars, arranged as in a xylophone, and characterized by the vibrato that can be given to the notes, an effect produced either by electrically rotated vanes in the tube resonators under the bars or electronically.
videophone, videotelephone:
A telephone incorporating a television screen on which the other person may be seen.
An early process of sound film recording in which the sound track is recorded on discs and played in synchronization with the projection of the film; also, sound films made by this method. It is now no longer used.
A strange speech defect marked by an alteration in accent and intonation.
xylophone, xylophonic:
A musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of flat wooden bars, played by striking with a small hammer or by rubbing with rosined gloves.
One who plays a xylophone.