plural noun

mi·​cro·​phon·​ics ˌmī-krə-ˈfä-niks How to pronounce microphonics (audio)
: noises in a loudspeaker caused by mechanical shock or vibration of the electronic components

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The 6ft cable is detachable and made from oxygen-free copper with a para-aramid sheath that creates very few microphonics. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 2 June 2022 The stethoscope design is very effective at cutting out microphonics, those annoying scraping sounds that headphone cables often make and transmit up the wires. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 6 May 2022

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Word History


microphon(ic) + -ics

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microphonics was in 1929

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Cite this Entry

“Microphonics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microphonics. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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