A"ër*o*phone` (?), n. [Aëro- + Gr. &?; voice.]
A form of combined speaking and ear trumpet.
An instrument, proposed by Edison, for greatly intensifying speech. It consists of a phonograph diaphragm so arranged that its action opens and closes valves, producing synchronous air blasts sufficient to operate a larger diaphragm with greater amplitude of vibration.
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