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mike

noun \ ˈmīk \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of mike

Examples of mike in a Sentence

  1. The announcer was wearing a mike.

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Origin and Etymology of mike

by shortening & alteration

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mike

verb

Definition of mike

miked; miking
transitive verb
: to supply with a microphone

First Known Use of mike

1939

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Mike

communications code word \ ˈmīk \

Definition of Mike

used as a code word for the letter m

First Known Use of mike

1942

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MIKE Defined for English Language Learners

mike

verb

Definition of mike for English Language Learners

  • : to put a microphone on (someone)


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mike

noun \ ˈmīk \

Definition of mike for Students


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