aero·​phone | \ ˈer-ō-ˌfōn \
plural aerophones

Definition of aerophone

: 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

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Other Words from aerophone

aerophonic \ ¦er-​ō-​¦fä-​nik \ adjective

First Known Use of aerophone

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerophone

aer- + -phone

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“Aerophone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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