Theremin meaning

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An electronic instrument played by moving the hands near its two antennas, often used for high tremolo effects.
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An early electronic musical instrument whose tone and loudness are controlled by moving the hands through the air varying distances from two antennas.
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An electronic musical instrument that generates sound of varying pitch and volume depending on the proximity of the musician's hands to two antennae mounted on the instrument.
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Origin of theremin

  • After Leo Theremin (1896–1993), Russian engineer and inventor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From its inventor Léon Theremin. Theremin is a French surname (compare Russian Термен (Termen)).

    From Wiktionary