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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.
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megaphone

(ˈmɛɡəˌfəʊn)
n
a funnel-shaped instrument used to amplify the voice. See also loud-hailer
megaphonic adj
ˌmegaˈphonically adv
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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.
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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
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Translations
مُضَخِّم صَوْتي، بوق
megafon
megafon
megafoni
gjallarhorn
megafonas
megafons

megaphone

[ˈmegəfəʊn] Nmegáfono m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

megaphone

[ˈmɛgəfəʊn] nmégaphone mmega-star [ˈmɛgəstɑːr] nmégastar f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

megaphone

[ˈmɛgəˌfəʊn] nmegafono
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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. The pilot-boat plunged past.
"Who are you?" 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. He avoided churches, buildings, and mono-rail cables with consummate ease as he conversed.
Almost symbolically he holds and gesticulates with a megaphone in his left hand.
After searching for the suspects for several hours, police made the suspects' sister and mother to make announcements through megaphones, urging them to surrender to the police.
They have been provided with megaphones to make public announcement against kite flying, according to the report.
It is among new municipal regulations that also includes a ban on the use of mobile megaphones to promote products or events without required approvals.
Just an hour and a half later, a 62-year-old from Paralimni was caught with 54 limesticks and a CD player with two megaphones and a device mimicking bird sounds.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) recovered acid bulbs, chargers, megaphones and around 1680 bullets of .22mm rifle during a search operation.
Bulgaria's police authorities will employ megaphones in order to alert the population in case an earthquake with a magnitude stronger than 4 on the Richter scale happens to rattle the country.