vamphorn

noun

: a megaphone used in churches during the 18th and early 19th centuries

Word History

Etymology

vamp entry 2 + horn; from its use by the choir leader to amplify his voice as an accompaniment to the rest of the choir

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“Vamphorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vamphorn. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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