phonoscope

[ foh-nuh-skohp ]

noun
  1. an instrument for making visible the motions or properties of a sounding body.

  2. a device for testing the quality of strings for musical instruments.

Origin of phonoscope

1
First recorded in 1880–85; phono- + -scope

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British Dictionary definitions for phonoscope

phonoscope

/ (ˈfəʊnəˌskəʊp) /


noun
  1. a device that renders visible the vibrations of sound waves

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