abat-voix

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French abat-voix, from French abattre (to beat down) + voix (voice).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abat-voix (plural abat-voix)

  1. A device for reflection of sound, as in a sounding board over a pulpit or rostrum.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abat + voix (voice).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abat-voix m (plural abat-voix)

  1. abatvoix

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