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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Eventually the diaphones will resemble one another in production.
At its stern is the fog signal building, powerhouse for the manually operated diaphones once used at the station.