Definition of autophone in English:

autophone

(also autophon)

noun

  • 1historical Usually with capital initial. A type of small barrel organ producing music by means of perforated cards. Now historical.

  • 2Music
    Music. A percussion instrument that produces sound through the vibration of its constituent material, as a xylophone, gong, triangle, etc.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From auto- + -phone.

Pronunciation

autophone

/ˈɔːtə(ʊ)fəʊn/