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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

Origin of MICROPHONE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1878

microphone

noun mi·cro·phone \ˈmī-krə-ˌfōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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