loud-hailer


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loud-hailer

n
(Electronics) a portable loudspeaker having a built-in amplifier and microphone. Also called (US and Canadian): bullhorn
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loud-hailer - a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifierloud-hailer - a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifier
loudspeaker, loudspeaker system, speaker system, speaker unit, speaker - electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
Translations

loud-hailer

nMegafon nt, → Megaphon nt, → Flüstertüte f (inf); (not hand-held) → Lautsprecher m

loud

(laud) adjective
1. making a great sound; not quiet. a loud voice; loud music.
2. showy; too bright and harsh. loud colours; a loud shirt.
ˈloudly adverb
ˈloudness noun
ˌloud-ˈhailer noun
a simple type of loudspeaker. The police used a loud-hailer to tell the crowd to get back.
ˌloudˈspeaker noun
1. an instrument for increasing the loudness of sounds so that they can be heard further away. The politician addressed the crowds from his car through a loudspeaker.
2. a speaker in a radio, record-player etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Come on Hugh, get your loud-hailer out and continue campaigning before it is too late for some species.
Thousands gathered outside the prison to greet the general as he emerged wearing white national dress, and carrying a loud-hailer to address them.
House-to-house inquiries were subsequently carried out in the area and loud-hailer pleas for information were sounded from a police car touring the town.
There was other evidence of the stand-off, including a loud-hailer which had been used to call on him to lay down his weapon.
Never again will I stand track side and hear the muffled voice of a teacher, projected via a malfunctioning loud-hailer, announce: "Will everyone in the Year 4 bean-bag relay report to the start line now.
bellowed our innovative director Lance through the loud-hailer.
The only thing missing is The Apprentice's Saira Khan accosting sinners in the street with a loud-hailer.
If you happened to see a man shouting poetry into a loud-hailer as North Sea breakers swept over enormous wooden letters positioned at the tideline, you encountered Keith Armstrong and Rolf Wojciechowski.
As waves washed over the separating words, Mr Armstrong used a loud-hailer to broadcast his poem, North Sea Fever.
Still, some of us learn the hard way and, sporting a red rosette and my trusty loud-hailer, I began the day full of fervour.