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Definition: An aerophone is a musical instrument sounded by air. Examples of aerophones include pipe organs, accordions, flutes, horns, and the human voice; (from Latin aero, “air”; Greek phone, “voice, sound”).
  • Musical Trivia: The earliest-known keyboard instrument was an aerophone - the hydraulis, or “water organ.”

See chordophone.

Pronunciation: air'-oh-foan

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