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megaphone

noun mega·phone \ ˈme-gə-ˌfōn \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of megaphone

: a cone-shaped device used to intensify or direct the voice

megaphonic

play \ˌme-gə-ˈfä-nik\ adjective

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First Known Use of megaphone

1878


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megaphone

verb

Definition of megaphone

transitive verb
: to transmit or address through or as if through a megaphone
intransitive verb
: to speak through or as if through a megaphone

First Known Use of megaphone

1901


MEGAPHONE Defined for English Language Learners

megaphone

noun

Definition of megaphone for English Language Learners

  • : a cone-shaped device used to make your voice louder when you speak through it


MEGAPHONE Defined for Kids

megaphone

noun mega·phone \ ˈme-gə-ˌfōn \

Definition of megaphone for Students

: a device shaped like a cone that is used to direct the voice and increase its loudness


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