[ op-tuh-fohn ]
/ ˈɒp təˌfoʊn /
an electronic device that scans ordinary printed characters and produces combinations of sounds, enabling a blind reader to recognize the characters.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Example sentences from the Web for optophone
It was the optophone, and perhaps you may have seen, or rather heard it.
Glenfield says you're pulling out, but so am not I. I'm for Hubbard and the optophone theory now.
British Dictionary definitions for optophone
/ (ˈɒptəˌfəʊn) /
a device for blind people that converts printed words into sounds
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