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definition of the word auxetophone

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Formed from Ancient Greek αὐξητός ‘that can be increased’ + φωνή ‘sound’.

Singular
auxetophone

Plural
auxetophones

auxetophone (plural auxetophones)

  1. (historical) A pneumatic type of sound-recorder used in the early part of the twentieth century.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 256:
      It was something that had come out during the séance tonight, none of which Madame Eskimoff had any direct memory of, although like all T.W.I.T.-sanctioned sittings, it had been recorded by means of a Parsons-Short Auxetophone.
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