aero·​phor | \ ˈer-ō-ˌfȯr How to pronounce aerophor (audio) \
plural aerophors

Definition of aerophor

: a device for supplying air to the mouth of a wind-instrument player by means of a pedal bellows so that tones may be indefinitely sustained

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First Known Use of aerophor

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerophor

German aerophor, from aer- + -phor -phore

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“Aerophor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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