ear trumpet

noun

: a trumpet-shaped instrument used for collecting and intensifying sounds to aid a person with defective hearing

Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ear trumpet was in 1731

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“Ear trumpet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ear%20trumpet. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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