acoustic device

Definitions of acoustic device
  1. noun
    a device for amplifying or transmitting sound
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    examples:
    Liberty Bell
    the bell of Independence Hall; rung 8 July 1776 to announce the signing of the Declaration of Independence
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    bell
    a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
    birdcall
    a device for imitating a birdcall
    ear trumpet, hearing aid
    a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person
    megaphone
    a cone-shaped acoustic device held to the mouth to intensify and direct the human voice
    mouthpiece
    an acoustic device; the part of a telephone into which a person speaks
    mute
    a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument
    muffler, silencer
    a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise
    siren
    an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning
    slapstick
    acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone
    speaking trumpet
    a trumpet-shaped acoustic device to intensify and direct the human voice; formerly held to the ear by a hard-of-hearing person
    whistle
    acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
    boat whistle
    a whistle on a boat that is sounded as a warning
    church bell
    a bell in a church tower (usually sounded to summon people to church)
    cowbell
    a bell hung around the neck of cow so that the cow can be easily located
    death bell, death knell
    a bell rung to announce a death
    dinner bell
    a bell rung to announce that dinner has been served
    electric bell
    a bell activated by the magnetic effect of an electric current
    factory whistle
    a whistle at a factory that is sounded to announce times for starting or stopping work
    fire bell
    a bell rung to give a fire alarm
    school bell
    a bell rung to announce beginning or ending of class
    sheep bell
    a bell hung round the neck of a sheep so that the sheep can be easily located
    shop bell
    a bell attached to the door of a small shop; warns the proprietor that a customer has entered the shop
    cascabel, sleigh bell
    a bell attached to a sleigh, or to the harness of a horse that is pulling a sleigh
    sordino, sourdine
    a mute for a violin
    steam whistle
    a whistle in which the sound is produced by steam; usually attached to a steam boiler
    tocsin, warning bell
    a bell used to sound an alarm
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    device
    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
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