phonoscope

[ foh-nuh-skohp ]
/ ˈfoʊ nəˌskoʊp /

noun

an instrument for making visible the motions or properties of a sounding body.
a device for testing the quality of strings for musical instruments.

Nearby words

  1. phonophotography,
  2. phonopsia,
  3. phonoreception,
  4. phonoreceptor,
  5. phonorenogram,
  6. phonotactic,
  7. phonotactics,
  8. phonotype,
  9. phonotypy,
  10. phony

Origin of phonoscope

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

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British Dictionary definitions for phonoscope

phonoscope

/ (ˈfəʊnəˌskəʊp) /

noun

a device that renders visible the vibrations of sound waves
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