theremin

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noun the·re·min \ˈther-ə-mən\

Definition of theremin

  1. :  a purely melodic electronic musical instrument typically played by moving the hands in the electromagnetic fields surrounding two projecting antennae

Origin and Etymology of theremin

modification of Russian termen-voks from Leviticus Sergeevich Termen (Léon Thérémin) †1993 Russian engineer & inventor + Latin vox voice


First Known Use: 1927


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