kaleidophone


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kaleidophone

(kəˈlaɪdəˌfəʊn)
n
(General Physics) an instrument, invented by Professor Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), consisting of a light on a vibrating rod with a reflecting knob for exhibiting the effect of sound waves

kaleidophon, kaleidophone

an instrument for the visual representation of sound waves.
See also: Instruments, Sound
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At such a juncture, who the speaker is becomes a function less of how she looks in the mirror than of how she sounds in the kaleidophone of the mind's ear.
THE ONE TWOS, THE TWO N EIGHTS, THE BRITISH KICKS, OPEN TO FIRE AND RADIO DANCERS/EMMA SCOTT PRESENTS THE KINGCRAWLERS, KING CANUTE, KARMA CORNER, KALEIDOPHONE AND THE RAINBREAKERS: O2 Academy, Horsefair, Birmingham.
Kaleidophone was the only work of Schillinger's published during his lifetime.
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The Music of Africa Series: Regional anthology--Uganda (Ganda and Soga), cassette, Kaleidophone KMA-10 (part of a reissue of Hugh Tracey's original LPs, by the Traditional Music Documentation Project, 3740 Kanawha Street NW, Washington DC 20015).