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idioglot (not comparable)

  1. (music) Having a vibrating reed that is an integral part of the instrument.
    • 1975, Sibyl Marcuse, A survey of musical instruments, page 729:
      Further north, in rural Lithuania, a folk clarinet has a cylindrical tube closed at the top, with idioglot reed taken in the player's mouth for its entire length.
    • 1995, Colin James Lawson, The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet, →ISBN, page 2:
      Pipes with idioglot reeds (not separate pieces of cane, but cut in the tube itself) have been identified from later civilisations, for example the Greek aulos and the Sardinian launeddas.
    • 2008, Eric Hoeprich, The Clarinet, →ISBN, page 13:
      Alongside the clarinet of today, idioglot instruments are still played in many European countries, along the Baltic and in the Balkans, as well as Asia, Africa and South America.


idioglot (plural idioglots)

  1. (music) An idioglot instrument.
    • 1987, The World of Music - Volume 29, page 69:
      Masa (tongs) -an idioglot with a sound-rhythmical effect and with a secondary musical function; made of iron.
    • 1988, Eric Montbel, Le Roseau et la musique, page 78:
      These simple instruments (idioglots) still found in Syria, Crete, Turkmenistan amongst others are also used by children who have a good supply of reeds nearby.
    • 2016, Michael J. Pagliaro, Basic Elements of Music, →ISBN, page 88:
      The single reed iterations were often idioglots because of the simple structural design required to produce such a sound generator.
  2. A person who speaks an idiolect.
    • 1891, W. Hale White & C.H. Golding-Bird, “Two Cases of Idioglossia, with Phonographic Demonstration of the Peculiarity of Speech”, in Medico-chirurgical transactions, volume 74:
      In a case quoted by Romanes, the reference to which we give later, a child aged 4½ years was the subject of idioglossia, but her younger brother was able to converse with her in her own idioglot language, although he also talked childish English.
    • 1995, Martin Amis, The Information, →ISBN:
      For some reason it is the destiny of Richard Tull, to be surrounded by ideoglots. Idioglots, with their idiolects.
    • 2009, B Geary, “Essential tropical emergency medicine skills”, in Emergency Medicine Journal, volume 26, number 6:
      I achieve this effect somewhat reliably when I suppress the internal dialogue of self-absorptive self-consciousness and communicate using pidgin English. I am an idioglot using a personalised idiolect.