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resembling the deep, hollow sound made by blowing across the mouth of a large, narrow-necked, empty bottle:
amphoric breathing.
Historical Examples

The old doctor murmured some words about amphoric breathing, and a sound such as a cracked jar might give out.
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resembling the sound produced by blowing into a bottle. Amphoric breath sounds are heard through a stethoscope placed over a cavity in the lung

amphoric am·phor·ic (ām-fôr’ĭk)
Relating to or characteristic of a sound made by blowing across the mouth of a bottle. Used to describe sounds in percussion and auscultation.


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