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  • n. Any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by causing a body of air to vibrate, without the use of strings or membranes, and without the vibration of the instrument itself adding considerably to the sound.

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Examples

  • A further step in this line brought Edison to the "aerophone," around which the Figaro weaved its fanciful description.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

  • "Well, a new kind of aerophone designed to work uninfluenced by its twin."

    Stella Fregelius

  • He may explain further that when he drafted this book, now some five years ago, instruments of the nature of the "aerophone" were not so much talked of as they are to-day.

    Stella Fregelius

  • A further step in this line brought Edison to the ` ` aerophone, '' around which the Figaro weaved its fanciful description.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • This foolish ` ` blague '' was accompanied by a description of Edison's new ` ` aerophone, '' a steam machine which carried the voice a distance of one and a half miles.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • In the construction of the aerophone the same kind of tympanum is used as in the phonograph, but the imitation of the human voice, or the transmission of sound, is effected by the quick opening and closing of valves placed within a steam-whistle or an organ-pipe.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • In the construction of the aerophone the same kind of tympanum is used as in the phonograph, but the imitation of the human voice, or the transmission of sound, is effected by the quick opening and closing of valves placed within

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

  • This foolish "blague" was accompanied by a description of Edison's new "aerophone," a steam machine which carried the voice a distance of one and a half miles.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

  • The arrangement on this particular occasion was that she should take the machine -- or aerophone, as its inventor had named it -- to her home.

    Stella Fregelius

  • The sound of her last sentences also, as the blind, senseless aerophone had rendered them just before the end, one by one they were repeated in his brain.

    Stella Fregelius

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