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microphone

noun mi·cro·phone \ˈmī-krə-ˌfōn\

: a device into which people speak or sing in order to record their voices or to make them sound louder

Full Definition of MICROPHONE

:  an instrument whereby sound waves are caused to generate or modulate an electric current usually for the purpose of transmitting or recording sound (as speech or music)
mi·cro·phon·ic \ˌmī-krə-ˈfä-nik\ adjective
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Origin of MICROPHONE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1878
MICROPHONE Defined for Kids

microphone

noun mi·cro·phone \ˈmī-krə-ˌfōn\

Definition of MICROPHONE for Kids

:  an instrument in which sound is changed into an electrical signal for transmitting or recording (as in radio or television)
Medical Dictionary

microphone

noun mi·cro·phone \ˈmī-krə-ˌfōn\

Medical Definition of MICROPHONE

:  an instrument whereby sound waves are caused to generate or modulate an electric current usually for the purpose of transmitting or recording sound (as speech or music)
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