Definition of Diaphone

1. Noun. A foghorn that makes a signal consisting of two tones.

Generic synonyms: Foghorn



Definition of Diaphone

1. Noun. A kind of organ pipe. ¹

2. Noun. A sound signal which produces sound by means of a slotted piston moved back and forth by compressed air. ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) A particular dialectal variant of a phoneme. ¹

4. Noun. All the dialectal variants of a phoneme, considered as a whole. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diaphone

1. a low-pitched foghorn [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diaphone

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diaphone (current term)
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Literary usage of Diaphone

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1. The Organ by Sir John Stainer, John Stainer, F. Flaxington Harker (1909)
"A list of his special stops follows : diaphone. The tone of the diaphone is produced by a rapidly vibrating valve or piston, and any quality of tone may be ..."

2. A Doctor's Suggestions to the Community: Being a Series of Papers Upon by Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa (1880)
"WE have been lately told, with how much truth I do not know, that an instrument has been invented called the diaphone, which will enable a man in the old ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1907)
"The diaphone of Mr. Hope-Jones isa kind of tremulant arrangement, to which is attached a tube or resonator. In its latest development it is made entirely of ..."

4. A Primer of Organ Registration by Gordon Balch Nevin (1920)
"diaphone—Si ft., 16 ft., 8 ft. Stops developed by the late Robert Hope-Jones. ... The diaphone presents interesting features but cannot be said to be a ..."

5. Great Lakes Pilot...1921 by United States Hydrographic Office (1921)
"The fog signal is made on an air diaphone. Coast.—Kewaunee is about 17 miles northward of Rawley Point. The coast between recedes somewhat to the westward ..."

6. Nova Scotia Pilot: Bay of Fundy, Southeast Coast of Nova-Scotia and Coast of by United States Hydrographic Office (1918)
"A diaphone horn, worked by compressed air, is sounded. If the diaphone is out of repair, a whistle will be sounded. Submarine bell.—The light vessel is also ..."

7. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1913)
"I wish to speak of the imagination, which kabalists call the diaphone or the translucid. Imagination, in effect, is truly the eye of the soul. ..."

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