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Leon Theremin's original designs are elegant, ingenious and effective. As electronics goes, the theremin is very simple. But there are so many subtleties hidden in the details of the design. It's like a great sonnet, or a painting, or a speech, that is perfectly done on more than one level.
Robert Moog

Meaning of "theremin" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THEREMIN

Named after Leon Theremin (1896-1993), Russian scientist who invented it.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THEREMIN

theremin  [ˈθɛrəmɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THEREMIN

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Theremin is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES THEREMIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Theremin

The theremin /ˈθɛrəmɪn/, THERR-ə-min; originally known as the ætherphone/etherphone, thereminophone or termenvox/thereminvox is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist. It is named after the westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. The instrument's controlling section usually consists of two metal antennas which sense the relative position of the thereminist's hands and control oscillators for frequency with one hand, and amplitude with the other. The electric signals from the theremin are amplified and sent to a loudspeaker. The theremin was used in movie soundtracks such as Miklós Rózsa's for Spellbound and The Lost Weekend and Bernard Herrmann's for The Day the Earth Stood Still and as the theme tune for the ITV drama Midsomer Murders. This has led to its association with a very eerie sound. Theremins are also used in concert music and in popular music genres such as rock. Psychedelic rock bands in particular, such as Hawkwind, have often used the theremin in their work.

Definition of theremin in the English dictionary

The definition of theremin in the dictionary is an electronic musical instrument, played by moving the hands through electromagnetic fields created by two metal rods.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THEREMIN


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ˌæntɪˈvɪtəmɪn
arsphenamine
ɑːsˈfɛnəmɪn
benjamin
ˈbɛndʒəmɪn
carthamine
ˈkɑːθəmɪn
cobalamin
kəʊˈbæləmɪn
cyanocobalamin
ˌsaɪənəʊkəʊˈbæləmɪn
cysteamine
sɪsˈtiːəmɪn
dimethyltryptamine
daɪˌmiːθaɪlˈtrɪptəmɪn
dopamine
ˈdɒpəmɪn
etamin
ˈɛtəmɪn
etheostomine
ˌɛθɪˈɒstəmɪn
jessamine
ˈdʒɛsəmɪn
megavitamin
ˈmeɡəˌvɪtəmɪn
methamphetamine
ˌmɛθæmˈfɛtəmɪn
multivitamin
ˌmʌltɪˈvɪtəmɪn
provitamin
prəʊˈvɪtəmɪn
suramin
ˈsɜːrəmɪn
thiamin
ˈθaɪəmɪn
vitamin
ˈvɪtəmɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THEREMIN

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thereof
thereon
Theresa
therethrough
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WORDS THAT END LIKE THEREMIN

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Synonyms and antonyms of theremin in the English dictionary of synonyms

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TRANSLATION OF THEREMIN

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الثيرمين
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терменвокс
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theremin
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theremin
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theremin
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Theremin
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Theremin
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テレミン
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테레 민
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Theremin
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Theremin
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theremin
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त्याबद्दल
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theremin
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theremin
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Theremin
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терменвокс
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theremin
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theremin
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theremin
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theremin
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theremin
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Trends of use of theremin

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THEREMIN»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about theremin

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QUOTES WITH «THEREMIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word theremin.
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Robert Moog
Leon Theremin's original designs are elegant, ingenious and effective. As electronics goes, the theremin is very simple. But there are so many subtleties hidden in the details of the design. It's like a great sonnet, or a painting, or a speech, that is perfectly done on more than one level.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THEREMIN»

Discover the use of theremin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to theremin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage
Life story of the Soviet scientist whose genius introduced the world to electronic music, including the forerunner of today's synthesizer, but also masterminded spy techniques against the United States.
Albert Glinsky, 2000
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Eloquence a virtue, or, Outlines of a systematic rhetoric
There is less difficulty, therefore, in understanding this definition of Theremin, and in adopting it, if we do not take the term " virtue " in its more limited and common signification, but in its widest sense, as denoting a product into which the moral ...
Franz Theremin, William Greenough Thayer Shedd, 1859
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Henry's Attic: Some Fascinating Gifts to Henry Ford and His ...
The most successful of these instruments was the Theremin. Invented in the early 1920s by Leon Theremin, a Russian physicist, this device had two radio- frequency oscillators that generated clearly audible signals. One oscillator had a fixed ...
Sarah Evans, 1995
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Music Engineering
One of the earliest electronic instruments, this monophonic (single tone) melodic instrument was originally developed in Russia in about 1920 by Leon Theremin. Magically, the Theremin player does not touch the instrument and has only to ...
Richard Brice, 2001
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Soviet Faust: Leon Theremin - Pioneer of Electronic Art
Leon Theremin, born at the end of the 19th Century, died at the end of the 20th , was a Russian and Soviet inventor.
Bulat Makhmudovich Galeev, 2010
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Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer
most influential pop singles of all time, “Good Vibrations,” and it used a form of theremin. The wailing of the theremin can be heard throughout, and the final cadence of the chunky cellos set against the theremin is a lasting legacy to Brian  ...
T. J PINCH, Frank Trocco, T. J Pinch, 2009
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Sound Souvenirs: Audio Technologies, Memory and Cultural ...
In fact, the role of the theremin in music is another proof of the often-voiced opinion that this division is highly ar- tificial and has been obsolete for quite some time. If we look at the categories with which the theremin pieces were identified in the ...
Karin Bijsterveld, José van Dijck, 2009
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Music and Literature in German Romanticism
Other works that Termen liked to play were transcriptions of Lieder, especially Schubert's. The theremin is strikingly similar in sound to the violin or the human voice. Shown on an oscilloscope, its frequency curves are like those of a violin.29  ...
Siobhán Donovan, Robin Elliott, 2004
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Nicolas Slonimsky: Early articles for the Boston evening ...
As Virtuoso and Lecturer, Professor Theremin Demonstrates His Invention Seldom did an occasion so outgrow itself as the appearance of Professor Theremin at Symphony Hall yesterday afternoon. The inventor presented a few aspects of his ...
Nicolas Slonimsky, Electra Yourke, 2004
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Theremin Players: Barbara Buchholz, Bruce Woolley, Carolina ...
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Source Wikipedia, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THEREMIN»

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Q&A: Giller Prize-winner Sean Michaels
Instead, Us Conductors takes as a template the very real, very strange life of Leon Theremin, inventor of the world's first electronic instrument, and uses it to ... «Macleans.ca, Nov 14»
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Michaels' theremin interest leads to Giller
TORONTO – Chances are, if you have a memory of theremin being used in a pop song it's the trilling whistle surfing through the Beach Boys' “Good Vibrations.”. «MetroNews Canada, Nov 14»
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LISTEN: Space age sounds come back down to earth this weekend …
“Inspired by what I saw at the Park, I developed the Theremin Bollards. The bollard uses technology which means anybody can perform a piece of music ... «Huddersfield Examiner, Aug 14»
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Sean Michaels to pay tribute to the theremin at Largo reading tonight
The theremin is just about the only musical instrument one can play without touching it. Musicians create sounds by moving their hands in the open air around ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 14»
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A fictional account of the theremin's intriguing history
Sean Michaels' first novel, Us Conductors, is loosely based on the life of Russian inventor Leon Theremin. Theremin's story spans continents and cultures, ... «WCQS, Jul 14»
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Moog Announces The Theremini — Theremin Reimagined
The Moog Theremin is one of our lifetime's most unique electronic instruments – It's the only instrument that users play without even touching! The Theremin has ... «SonicScoop, May 14»
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For the Theremin, Music Lessons Are Hands-Off
That is the kind of instruction a group of aspiring musicians recently received at a workshop for the theremin, an eerie-sounding electronic instrument that is ... «Wall Street Journal, Mar 14»
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Turn Your Mouse Into a Weird Noise Factory With This Theremin
Theremins are super fun production lines of weird squeeps and bloops, the de rigueur sound of kitschy black-and-white sci-fi movies and DJ rave parties alike. «Gizmodo, Feb 14»
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Moog's Theremini Makes It Impossible to Play the Wrong Note
Originally invented in the 1920s, the theremin is the weird instrument responsible for spooky science fiction soundtracks for a half-century. Its woozy sound is ... «Gizmodo, Jan 14»
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Tequila And The Theremin: A Day In The Life Of Alt.Latino
Los Macuanos' members talked to us about their music and the history of the theremin, which they use to great effect on their awesome new album. Also, you're ... «NPR, Jan 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Theremin [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/theremin>. Jul 2019 ».
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