Definition of odophone in English:

odophone

noun

historical
  • An instrument for converting scents or odours into musical notes for the purposes of devising perfumes based on harmonious combinations; a scale of scents or odours produced by this.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From ancient Greek ὀδ- to smell + -o- + -phone, apparently coined by George William Septimus Piesse, French chemist and inventor of the odophone. The word is apparently not found in English or in French sources earlier than quot. 1885.

Pronunciation

odophone

/ˈəʊdə(ʊ)fəʊn/