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

Word History


German aerophor, from aer- + -phor -phore

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerophor was in 1911

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“Aerophor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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