microphone

noun mi·cro·phone \ ˈmī-krə-ˌfōn \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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 (such as speech or music)

microphonic

play \ˌmī-krə-ˈfä-nik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of microphone

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MICROPHONE Defined for English Language Learners

microphone

noun

Definition of microphone for English Language Learners

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


MICROPHONE Defined for Kids

microphone

noun mi·cro·phone \ ˈmī-krə-ˌfōn \

Definition of microphone for Students

: 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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