Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: diaphragm
IPA transcription: [d'aɪəfɹ,æm]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: diaphragm, stop
    Meaning: a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
  • Synonyms: diaphragm, midriff
    Meaning: (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
Usage examples
  • It is well known that the diaphragm of a telephone vibrates with the fluctuations of the current energizing the magnet beneath it.
  • All the activity of breathing must be centered, not in the throat, but in the middle of the body--you must breathe from the diaphragm.