an early electronic musical instrument whose tone and loudness are controlled by moving the hands through the air varying distances from two antennas
Origin of thereminafter Léon Thérémin (Fr transliteration ; from Lev Termen), its Russian inventor (c. 1920)
An electronic instrument played by moving the hands near its two antennas, often used for high tremolo effects.
Origin of thereminAfter Leo Theremin, (1896–1993), Russian engineer and inventor.
From its inventor LÃ©on Theremin. Theremin is a French surname (compare Russian Ð¢ÐµÑ€Ð¼ÐµÐ½ (Termen)).