Share this entry

Share this page

hydrophone

Line breaks: hydro|phone
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪdrəfəʊn
 
/

Definition of hydrophone in English:

noun

A microphone which detects sound waves under water.
Example sentences
  • The tag encodes the data as a series of ultrasonic pulses transmitted through the water column from a hydrophone and are decoded by a receiver on a ship.
  • From seven boats, the scientists lowered hydrophones - underwater microphones - to a depth of about 1,500 feet.
  • But most research to date has used underwater microphones, called hydrophones, to study the collection of sounds produced by various groups - not individuals.

Definition of hydrophone in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day verbose
Pronunciation: vəːˈbəʊs
adjective
using more words than are needed…