kaleidophon

Kaleidophon

Ka*lei"do*phon\, Kaleidophone \Ka*lei"do*phone\, [Gr. ? beautiful + ? appearance, form + ? sound.] (Physics.) An instrument invented by Professor Wheatstone, consisting of a reflecting knob at the end of a vibrating rod or thin plate, for making visible, in the motion of a point of light reflected from the knob, the paths or curves corresponding with the musical notes produced by the vibrations.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: kaleege
Next Definition: kaleidoscope
Words Near: kaleidophon
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for kaleidophon
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing kaleidophon
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature