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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ His clothes shop is allowed to put peepholes in the fitting-rooms; some have hidden microphones, too.
▪ Two of its producers got jobs as food handlers for Food Lion and worked there wearing tiny hidden cameras and microphones.
▪ The volume of the presiding cleric's voice waxed and waned as though he were speaking through a faulty microphone.
▪ Just a man speaking into a microphone, explaining the ways of his adopted country.
▪ When the cheering had died down he took the microphone and began his speech.
▪ Chris took the microphone and launched in.
▪ The idea of using two microphones appeals to me because it could stimulate two ears.
▪ The Ear uses a microphone and dish to make sound louder.
▪ Getting used to acting with the voice only and knowing how to use the microphone are basic features of good radio technique.
▪ Then they roused themselves, surprised that some one was actually going to use the microphone.
▪ But a professional narrator was hired one morning, and alternate lines of speech were recorded using the normal microphone and recorder.
▪ The system uses microphones that are mounted atop utility poles and buildings to record gunshots and immediately relay a signal to police.
▪ Answer Use an extension microphone aimed away from the unwanted noise.
▪ Now they used a microphone and loudspeaker system and the mechanically multiplied sound echoed off walls.
▪ Beldock takes her place behind a microphone during morning assembly and surveys 1, 200 faces whose heritage spans six continents.
▪ He sights a bird and aims the microphone in its direction.
▪ He was handed a microphone, but with an irony that summarised Labour's plight, it failed to work.
▪ In this case another usher or bridesmaid could take over the duty of checking the microphone.
▪ She can allow speakers to overrun by 20 seconds before cutting off their microphone.
▪ The idea of using two microphones appeals to me because it could stimulate two ears.
▪ The user makes a local call to dial into the Internet, then talks into a microphone.
▪ We shout our hatred of them at public forums and into radio and television microphones.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

microphone \mi"cro*phone\ (m[imac]"kr[-o]*f[=o]n), n. [Micro- + Gr. fwnh` sound, voice: cf. F. microphone.] (Physics) An instrument for converting sounds into electrical signals, for the purpose of recording or amplifying the sounds. It produces its effects in various ways, as for example by the changes of intensity in an electric current, occasioned by the variations in the contact resistance of conducting bodies, especially of imperfect conductors, under the action of acoustic vibrations. Other forms of microphone may use changes in capacitance or other phenomena to transduce the sounds into electrical signals.

Note: The electrical signals produced in a microphone may be transmitted to recording or amplifying equipment through a conducting wire, or by transmission as radio waves. The latter method is popular for use in small mobile microphones used by performers in plays and other entertainment events, at public meetings, and by broadcast personnel.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1680s, "ear trumpet for the hard-of-hearing," coined from Greek mikros "small" (see mica) + phone "sound" (see fame (n.)). Modern meaning dates from 1929, from use in radio broadcasting and movie recording. Earlier, "amplifying telephone transmitter" (1878). Of the two spellings of the short form of the word, mike (1927) is older than mic (1961).


n. A device (transducer) used to convert sound waves into a varying electric current; normally fed into an amplifier and either recorded or broadcast. vb. (context transitive English) To put one or more #Noun on or in.


n. device for converting sound waves into electrical energy [syn: mike]

Microphone (film)

Microphone is a 2010 Egyptian independent film by Ahmad Abdalla about the underground art scene of the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The film received Best Arabic-language film Award from Cairo International Film Festival and Tanit d'Or from Journées cinématographiques de Carthage. In addition to Best Editing Award from Dubai International Film Festival in 2010.

Microphone is Ahmad Abdalla's second feature film, following Heliopolis.

Microphone (disambiguation)

A microphone is an acoustic-to-electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal.

Microphone may also refer to:

  • "Microphone" (Darin song)
  • "Microphone" (Slaughterhouse song)
  • Microphone (film), a 2010 Egyptian independent film
  • "Microphone" a song by 98 Degrees from their 2013 studio album 2.0
  • Microphone Records, a Latvian record label and distribution company

A microphone, colloquially nicknamed mic or mike , is a transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal.

Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, hearing aids, public address systems for concert halls and public events, motion picture production, live and recorded audio engineering, two-way radios, megaphones, radio and television broadcasting, and in computers for recording voice, speech recognition, VoIP, and for non-acoustic purposes such as ultrasonic checking or knock sensors.

Most microphones today use electromagnetic induction (dynamic microphones), capacitance change (condenser microphones) or piezoelectricity (piezoelectric microphones) to produce an electrical signal from air pressure variations. Microphones typically need to be connected to a preamplifier before the signal can be recorded or reproduced.

Microphone (Darin song)

Microphone is a song by Darin Zanyar from his album Lovekiller. The song was not released as an official single but due to strong digital downloads of the song upon the release of Darin's album Lovekiller on August 18, 2010, the song entered on Swedish Charts at number 16 on the week of August 27, 2010. The song peaked at number 15 on the third week.

Microphone was written and produced by Darin and Tony Nilsson. Microphone was first heard live on August 14, 2010 when Darin performed the song on Sommarkrysset 2010. Darin performed the song across Sweden to promote the album Lovekiller. The song had been used in a promotional video for the 2010 season of Idol, an equivalent of American Idol in the United States.

Chart (2010)


Swedish Singles Chart


Usage examples of "microphone".

Rhetoric was a way of speaking, arguing, persuading, that was necessary in a democracy where the assemblies were large, where there were no microphones, and where it was necessary to sway others in debate.

An audile, sensory home like that soundmen provide for the sequences of film where there is no human speech, holding up their microphones in an empty room where the quality of silence contains vanished voices, vanished heartbeats.

That buzz that can only really be attained by being up on stage bawling into a microphone and working up a good old sweat.

She plucked her tiny microphone off her bikini top and tossed it into the swimming pool.

There were microphones and a Revox A77 tape recorder which Paul used to produce a long-drawn-out echo that made even the stoned bongo playing of his non-musician friends sound terrific.

She was left standing alone fifty feet off the ground with a dead microphone and a doddery old man for company.

He made his way up to the microphone as the emcee called out his name.

Corello had never seen anything like it: Hundreds of reporters and curious civilians rushed at Flyte the instant they saw him, pulling and tugging at the professor, shoving microphones in his face, blinding him with batteries of camera lights, and frantically shouting questions.

The newsmen grew restless as Flyte cleared his throat half a dozen times, loudly, into the microphone, but when he began to speak at last, they were enthralled within a minute.

He took Flyte by the arm and hustled him through a door behind the makeshift platform on which the microphones stood.

Pulling away in sudden consternation, Goldy followed the opposite direction, and the microphone behind the radiator snapped suddenly into view.

In sudden rage, Goldy seized both microphones, and dashed the instruments against the wall.

Then the dictograph connection had been broken when Goldy had torn the microphones from the wall.

Jim Morrison onstage in full leather regalia, clutching a microphone, a softly lit, expertly retouched studio publicity still of Lawrence Harvey, a sultry James Dean exuding the scary longeur of the temporarily sated predator, a grainy shot of T.

The microphone in his helmet beamed his words to the mother ship, which received them and relayed them back over the entire lunarscape or even, when desired, back to Earthbase.