plural electrophones

Definition of electrophone

: any of a class of musical instruments (such as a synthesizer or electric organ) whose sound is generated electronically — compare aerophone, chordophone, idiophone, lamellophone

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Other Words from electrophone

electrophonic \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦fänik \ adjective
electrophonically \ -​nə̇k(ə)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of electrophone

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for electrophone

electr- + -phone

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“Electrophone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrophone. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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