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Tannoy

(ˈtænɔɪ)
n
(Telecommunications) trademark a sound-amplifying apparatus used as a public-address system esp in a large building, such as a university
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tannoy - a loudspeakertannoy - a loudspeaker        
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
P.A., P.A. system, PA system, public address system, PA - an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Translations

tannoy

® [ˈtænɔɪ] Nsistema m de anuncios por altavoces
on or over the tannoypor los altavoces
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

Tannoy®

[ˈtænɔɪ] n (British)sono f
over the Tannoy, over the tannoy → par haut-parleur
A message came over the tannoy → Une annonce a été faite par haut-parleur.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Tannoy®

nLautsprecheranlage f; over or on the Tannoyüber den Lautsprecher
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Tannoy

® [ˈtænɔɪ] n (Brit) → altoparlante m
over the Tannoy → con l'altoparlante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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A Tannoy announcement at Llandudno's Asda store on Thursday night told hundreds of customers little Madeleine had turned up safe in Portugal.
The other day, I boarded one and - once we were all captured - the tannoy announced the train would 'terminate' several stops before mine but another train would be along in seven minutes.
How many other nations could you say that about, Mr Johnson and Mr Tannoy Man?
Rob, 24, the in-store butcher at Asda in Coadkernew, Newport, got down on one knee on Valentine's Day and proposed to 18-year-old Hayley over the store's Tannoy system.
Shortly after leaving Gatwick the train slowed down and the driver said over the tannoy system: 'This is because we have been switched to a slow line - it is another example of Railtrack's incompetence which we have to deal with every day.'
The surprises are also plotted to perfection, whether it's Peter Kay presenting an award over the tannoy at Manchester Airport, or Ant and Dec playing dummies at Madame Tussauds to stun a winner.
Igave the shop the registration to put over the Tannoy, but the owner was in no rush.
Since drafting in the pounds 22,000 Tannoy system, council chiefs say they are winning the battle against troublemakers at Stanley Bus Station in Derwentside.
A Tannoy message was played throughout the game saying Curtis Pennant, from Nottingham, was missing at the Olympic Stadium as Liverpool battled AC Milan.
As soon as you get off the train, passengers are immediately assailed with threatening announcements on the tannoy telling them that they cannot skateboard or ride bikes across the concourse.
The store is also the place for them to keep up with family news, as Lorraine's sister and a few of her cousins are also on the Asda pay-roll - one of her cousins was even proposed to over the store tannoy.
UEFA will investigate Hertha Berlin's TANNOY announcer in the wake of the Germans' 1-0 Euro victory over Aberdeen.