monochord

noun mono·chord \ ˈmä-nə-ˌkȯrd \

Definition of monochord

: an instrument of ancient origin for measuring and demonstrating the mathematical relations of musical tones and that consists of a single string stretched over a sound box and a movable bridge set on a graduated scale

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Origin and Etymology of monochord

Middle English monocorde, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin monochordum, from Greek monochordon, from mon- + chordē string — more at yarn


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monochord

noun mono·chord \ ˈmän-ə-ˌkȯ(ə)rd \

medical Definition of monochord

: an instrument that has been used to test hearing acuity and that consists of a single string stretched over a sounding board and a movable bridge set on a graduated scale

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