theremin

noun the·re·min \ ˈther-ə-mən \
Updated on: 1 Apr 2018

Definition of theremin

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

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Origin and Etymology of theremin

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


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