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meg·a·phone

 (mĕg′ə-fōn′)
n.
1. A funnel-shaped device used to direct and amplify the voice.
2. A bullhorn.
tr. & intr.v. meg·a·phoned, meg·a·phon·ing, meg·a·phones
To transmit (a message) or speak through a megaphone.

meg′a·phon′ic (-fŏn′ĭk) adj.

megaphone

(ˈmɛɡəˌfəʊn)
n
a funnel-shaped instrument used to amplify the voice. See also loud-hailer
megaphonic adj
ˌmegaˈphonically adv

meg•a•phone

(ˈmɛg əˌfoʊn)

n., v. -phoned, -phon•ing. n.
1. a cone-shaped device for amplifying the voice.
v.t.
2. to transmit through a megaphone.
v.i.
3. to speak through a megaphone.
[1875–80, Amer.]
meg`a•phon′ic (-ˈfɒn ɪk) adj.
meg`a•phon′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.megaphone - a cone-shaped acoustic device held to the mouth to intensify and direct the human voicemegaphone - a cone-shaped acoustic device held to the mouth to intensify and direct the human voice
acoustic device - a device for amplifying or transmitting sound
Translations
مُضَخِّم صَوْتي، بوق
megafon
megafon
megafoni
gjallarhorn
megafonas
megafons

megaphone

[ˈmegəfəʊn] Nmegáfono m

megaphone

[ˈmɛgəfəʊn] nmégaphone mmega-star [ˈmɛgəstɑːr] nmégastar f

megaphone

[ˈmɛgəˌfəʊn] nmegafono

megaphone

(ˈmegəfoun) noun
a funnel-shaped device for speaking through, that causes sounds to be made louder and/or sent in a given direction. He shouted instructions to the crowd through a megaphone.
References in classic literature ?
When the oat-spry horse had hedged a little his first spurt of speed Jerry broke the lid of his cab and called down through the aperture in the voice of a cracked megaphone, trying to please:
The man on the Lady Mine laughed back through the megaphone.
shouted Juag, standing up in the boat and making a megaphone of his palms.
The thing flew quite steadily at a pace of about three miles an hour, in a wide circle, making a deep hum that, would have drowned his full, rich voice completely had he not provided himself with a megaphone.
Almost symbolically he holds and gesticulates with a megaphone in his left hand.
He said: "I believe it's important in the context of international relations that all actors, be it the United States of America or any other country, that they would conduct their international diplomacy by way of round table discussions through forum and not the kind of megaphone diplomacy which in the circumstances in recent times is entirely unhelpful and scary.
I don't know what the other councils have in mind about the issue, but we are suffering from several violations and complaints from the public demanding action - mainly in the case of ice-cream vendors and megaphones either playing an ad repeatedly, or someone shouting in a megaphone.
Senator Leila de Lima is proposing that a megaphone be used by the police to warn crime suspects before they are arrested in operations.
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Between 4:45am to 1pm on the same day, police confiscated a CD, six small dead birds, a megaphone, 25 metres of electric cables, a USB, four nets and six metal poles from a field in Laitziani in Avgorou.
It will be organized by the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in cooperation with Startup Megaphone.