ear trumpet

sound intensifying device held to the ear for those with defective hearing

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Ear trumpet — Trumpet Trump et, n. [F. trompette, dim. of trompe. See {Trump} a trumpet.] 1. (Mus.) A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ear trumpet — Ear Ear, n. [AS. e[ a]re; akin to OFries. [ a]re, [ a]r, OS. ?ra, D. oor, OHG. ?ra, G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. [ o]ra, Dan. [ o]re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. ?; cf. L. audire to hear, Gr. ?, Skr. av to favor, protect. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ear-trumpet — earˈ trumpet noun A trumpet shaped tube formerly used as a hearing aid • • • Main Entry: ↑ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • ear trumpet — ► NOUN ▪ a trumpet shaped device formerly used as a hearing aid …   English terms dictionary

  • ear trumpet — n. a trumpet shaped tube formerly used as a hearing aid by the partially deaf …   English World dictionary

  • ear trumpet — ear .trumpet n a type of tube that is wide at one end, used by old people in the past to help them hear …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ear trumpet — ear ,trumpet noun count an object that people used in the past to help them hear, shaped like a tube that is wide at one end …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ear trumpet — noun a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing impaired person • Syn: ↑hearing aid • Hypernyms: ↑acoustic device * * * ˈear trumpet 7 [ear trumpet] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • ear trumpet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ear trumpet : singular ear trumpet plural ear trumpets an object that people used in the past to help them to hear, shaped like a tube that is wide at one end …   English dictionary

  • ear trumpet — ear′ trum pet n. a trumpet shaped device held to the ear for amplifying sounds, formerly used as an aid to hearing • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • ear trumpet — a trumpet shaped device held to the ear for collecting and intensifying sounds and once commonly used as an aid to hearing. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

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