Definition of abat–voix
abat–voix\-wäz, F -wȧ or -wä\
: a device for reflecting sound (such as the sounding board over a pulpit or rostrum)
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Origin and Etymology of abat–voix
borrowed from French, literally, “(it) strikes down (abat) the voice (voix),” from abattre “to strike down” + voix “voice,” going back to Old French vois
First Known Use: 1872See Words from the same year
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