a trumpet-shaped device held to the ear for collecting and intensifying sounds and once commonly used as an aid to hearing.
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How to use ear trumpet in a sentence
To make it still more difficult to converse with him, he was deaf, but used an ear-trumpet.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands | George Francis Train
The ear trumpet is an illustration of a sound-collecting device, the waves being brought together by reflection.Practical Mechanics for Boys | J. S. Zerbe
And Joe snatched the ear-trumpet out of his hand, and jerked it over a shed into the field behind.
He ignored the symptom and examined my heart carefully with a latest-popular-air-penny-in-the-slot ear-trumpet.Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
There at the corner, ear trumpet adjusted, and spectacles glistening, stood Debby Beasley.Cy Whittaker's Place | Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for ear trumpet
a trumpet-shaped instrument that amplifies sounds and is held to the ear: an old form of hearing aid
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