diaphone

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diaphone

(ˈdaɪəˌfəʊn)
n
1. (Phonetics & Phonology)
a. the set of all realizations of a given phoneme in a language
b. one of any number of corresponding sounds in different dialects of a language
2. (Communications & Information) a foghorn that emits a two-toned signal
[C20: from dia(lect) + phone2]
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Noun1.diaphone - a foghorn that makes a signal consisting of two tones
foghorn - a warning device consisting of a horn that generates a loud low tone
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When this happens a single phonetic category will be used to process perceptually linked Li and L2 sounds (diaphones).
At its stern is the fog signal building, powerhouse for the manually operated diaphones once used at the station.