speaking trumpet


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speaking trumpet

n
(Medicine) a trumpet-shaped instrument used to carry the voice a great distance or held to the ear by a deaf person to aid his hearing
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Noun1.speaking trumpet - a trumpet-shaped acoustic device to intensify and direct the human voicespeaking trumpet - a trumpet-shaped acoustic device to intensify and direct the human voice; formerly held to the ear by a hard-of-hearing person
acoustic device - a device for amplifying or transmitting sound
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In front is a leather rack, in which to keep your speaking trumpet, pipe, telescope, and other nautical conveniences.
As for Jo, she would have gone up and sat on the maintop jib, or whatever the high thing is called, made friends with the engineers, and tooted on the captain's speaking trumpet, she'd have been in such a state of rapture.
The captain appears on the paddle-box with his speaking trumpet; the officers take their stations; all hands are on the alert; the flagging hopes of the passengers revive; the cooks pause in their savoury work, and look out with faces full of interest.