1. [syn: audiometer, sonometer]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sonometer \So*nom"e*ter\, n. [L. sonus a sound + -meter.]
1. (Physiol.) An instrument for exhibiting the transverse
vibrations of cords, and ascertaining the relations
between musical notes. It consists of a cord stretched by
weight along a box, and divided into different lengths at
pleasure by a bridge, the place of which is determined by
a scale on the face of the box.
2. An instrument for testing the hearing capacity.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an instrument used to measure the sensitivity of hearing
[syn: audiometer, sonometer]