speaking trumpet

  1. a trumpet-shaped instrument used to carry the voice a great distance or held to the ear by a deaf person to aid his hearing

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How to use speaking trumpet in a sentence

  • “Silence there, fore and aft—every man to his station,” cried the first-lieutenant, through his speaking trumpet.

    Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
  • The first thing was to communicate with them; and this I first attempted by means of the speaking trumpet.

    The Cruise of the "Esmeralda" | Harry Collingwood
  • John gave him a gigantic nod: equivalent to an answer in the affirmative, delivered through a speaking trumpet.

    The Cricket on the Hearth | Charles Dickens
  • The Indians were still continuing their signals, and Valentine raised his hands to his mouth in the shape of a speaking trumpet.

  • A man who was always proclaiming, through that brassy speaking-trumpet of a voice of his, his early ignorance and poverty.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol III | Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.