microphone

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noun mi·cro·phone \ˈmī-krə-ˌfōn\

Definition of microphone

  1. :  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)

microphonic

play \ˌmī-krə-ˈfä-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of microphone

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1878


MICROPHONE Defined for English Language Learners

microphone

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noun mi·cro·phone \ˈmī-krə-ˌfōn\

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

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noun mi·cro·phone \ˈmī-krə-ˌfōn\

Definition of microphone for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

microphone

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noun mi·cro·phone \ˈmī-krə-ˌfōn\

Medical Definition of microphone

  1. :  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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