aerophone

noun aero·phone \ˈer-ō-ˌfōn\

Definition of aerophone

plural

aerophones

  1. :  any of a class of musical instruments (such as a trumpet or flute) in which sound is generated by air as the primary vibrating medium :  wind instrument — compare chordophone, electrophone, idiophone, lamellophone, membranophone

aerophonic

\¦er-ō-¦fä-nik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of aerophone

aer- + -phone


First Known Use: 1927


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