opeidoscope


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Opeidoscope \O*pei"do*scope\, n. [Gr. ?, ?, voice + e'i^dos form
   + -scope.] (Physics)
   An instrument, consisting of a tube having one end open and
   the other end covered with a thin flexible membrance to the
   center of which is attached a small mirror. It is used for
   exhibiting upon a screen, by means of rays reflected from the
   mirror, the vibratory motions caused by sounds produced at
   the open end of the tube, as by speaking or singing into it.
   --A. E. Dolbear.
   [1913 Webster]
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