[fuh-nom-i-ter, foh-]

Origin of phonometer

First recorded in 1815–25; phono- + -meter
Related formspho·no·met·ric [foh-nuh-me-trik] /ˌfoʊ nəˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivepho·nom·e·try, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for phonometer


  1. an apparatus that measures the intensity of sound, esp one calibrated in phons
Derived Formsphonometric (ˌfəʊnəˈmɛtrɪk) or phonometrical, adjective
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phonometer in Medicine


[fə-nŏmĭ-tər, fō-]
  1. An instrument used to measure the pitch and intensity of sounds.
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