noun in·ter·com \ˈin-tər-ˌkäm\

: a system which allows a person speaking into a microphone to be heard on a speaker by people in a different room or area

Full Definition of INTERCOM

:  a two-way communication system with a microphone and loudspeaker at each station for localized use

Examples of INTERCOM

  1. I heard my name called on the intercom.
  2. His secretary's voice came over the intercom, telling him that he had a visitor.

Origin of INTERCOM

short for intercommunication system
First Known Use: 1940


Next Word in the Dictionary: intercommonPrevious Word in the Dictionary: intercolumniationAll Words Near: intercom
May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears