noun \ˈther-ə-mən\

Definition of THEREMIN

:  a purely melodic electronic musical instrument typically played by moving the hands in the electromagnetic fields surrounding two projecting antennae

Origin of THEREMIN

modification of Russian termen-voks from Leviticus Sergeevich Termen (Léon Thérémin) †1993 Russian engineer & inventor + Latin vox voice
First Known Use: 1927

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue


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