vamphorn

[ vamp-hawrn ]
/ ˈvæmpˌhɔrn /

noun

a megaphone in use during the 18th and early 19th centuries for public address in church services.

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Origin of vamphorn

vamp1 + horn; so called from its use in amplifying one voice as an accompaniment in choral singing
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