theremin


theremin

noun

  1. a musical instrument with electronic tone generation, the pitch and tone volume being controlled by the distance between the player’s hands and two metal rods serving as antennas.

noun

  1. an electronic musical instrument, played by moving the hands through electromagnetic fields created by two metal rods

n.1927, from the name of its inventor, Russian engineer Léon Thérémin (1896-1993).

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