euphone

noun eu·phone \ˈyüˌfōn\

Definition of euphone

plural

euphones

  1. 1 :  an instrument originating in the late 18th century consisting of some 40 small glass tubes set in an upright soundboard and played by stroking them lengthwise with a wet cloth or finger

  2. 2 Euphone plural Euphones :  an organ reed stop of 8′ pitch or 16′ pitch with a soft, expressive tone

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Origin and Etymology of euphone

Greek euphōnos sweet-voiced, musical


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