An early electronic musical instrument whose tone and loudness are controlled by moving the hands through the air varying distances from two antennas.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Theremin
Origin of Theremin
From its inventor Léon Theremin. Theremin is a French surname (compare Russian Термен (Termen)).
After Leo Theremin (1896–1993), Russian engineer and inventor
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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