monochord


mono·chord

noun \ˈmä-nə-ˌkrd\

Definition of MONOCHORD

:  an instrument of ancient origin for measuring and demonstrating the mathematical relations of musical tones and that consists of a single string stretched over a sound box and a movable bridge set on a graduated scale

Origin of MONOCHORD

Middle English monocorde, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin monochordum, from Greek monochordon, from mon- + chordē string — more at yarn
First Known Use: 15th century

mono·chord

noun \ˈmän-ə-ˌk(ə)rd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MONOCHORD

: an instrument that has been used to test hearing acuity and that consists of a single string stretched over a sounding board and a movable bridge set on a graduated scale

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