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Speaking trumpet   /spˈikɪŋ trˈəmpət/   Listen
Speaking trumpet

noun
1.
A trumpet-shaped acoustic device to intensify and direct the human voice; formerly held to the ear by a hard-of-hearing person.






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"Speaking trumpet" Quotes from Famous Books



... medicine man, and make the Indians believe that a spirit was talking to them. He did everything very secretly. By fastening pieces of the pawpaw bark together with pitch, he managed to make a very large speaking trumpet, which would carry ...
— Stories of American Life and Adventure • Edward Eggleston

... had been following, now rounded-to, opened her port-holes, and fired a couple of shots toward the pursuing craft. At the same time an English flag was hoisted on the schooner, and a fellow on her deck sang out through a speaking trumpet. ...
— Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea • Charles H. L. Johnston

... Germanophil wares conceals under his flag a very mixed cargo. He makes a Bernadotte to serve as speaking trumpet for Prussian Conservatism at the same time that he subsidises agents provocateurs for the purpose of misleading and internationalising the social reform ...
— The Schemes of the Kaiser • Juliette Adam



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