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Speaking trumpet   /spˈikɪŋ trˈəmpət/   Listen
Speaking trumpet

A trumpet-shaped acoustic device to intensify and direct the human voice; formerly held to the ear by a hard-of-hearing person.

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"Speaking trumpet" Quotes from Famous Books

... on the 3d we made sail with a fair breeze, and soon cleared the English channel. Nothing was now heard but confusion; the pilot having just left the ship, the hoarse voice of the captain resounded through a speaking trumpet, while the seamen were busy in making sail. We had a fine steady breeze till we made the Bay of Biscay, when we had a strong ...
— Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales • W. B. Cramp

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