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.
Fagin looked so very much in earnest, that Charley Bates, who deemed it prudent in all cases to be on the safe side, and who conceived it by no means improbable that it might be his turn to be throttled second, dropped upon his knees, and raised a loud, well-sustained, and continuous roar--something between a mad bull and a speaking trumpet.