theremin

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English[edit]

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A modern theremin

Etymology[edit]

From its inventor Léon Theremin. Theremin is a French surname (compare Russian Термен (Termen)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈθɐɹ.ə.ˌmɪn/, /ˈθɛ.ɹɨ.mɪn/

Noun[edit]

theremin (plural theremins)

  1. An electronic musical instrument that generates sound of varying pitch and volume depending on the proximity of the musician’s hands to two antennae mounted on the instrument.

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Noun[edit]

theremin

  1. (music) theremin

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