from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Reflecting sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Reflecting sound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Reflecting or deflecting sound.


phono- + Ancient Greek to bend: compare French phonocamptique. (Wiktionary)


  • On the other hand, you must carefully shun the affectation of _bombastic diction_ -- it is lamentable to see a preelucidated theme rendered semidiaphonous, by the elimination of simple expression, to make room for the conglomeration of pondrous periods, and to exhibit the phonocamptic coxcombry of some pedant, who mistakes sentences for wagons, and words for the wheels of them.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810


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