Definition of Megaphone

1. Noun. A cone-shaped acoustic device held to the mouth to intensify and direct the human voice.

Generic synonyms: Acoustic Device



Definition of Megaphone

1. n. A device to magnify sound, or direct it in a given direction in a greater volume, such as a very large funnel used as an ear trumpet or as a speaking trumpet.

Definition of Megaphone

1. Noun. A portable, usually hand-held, funnel-shaped device that is used to amplify a person’s natural voice toward a targeted direction. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To use a megaphone. ¹

3. Noun. (organic compound) a cytotoxic neolignan obtained from the laurel ''aniba megaphylla'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Megaphone

1. [v -PHONED, -PHONING, -PHONES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Megaphone

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Literary usage of Megaphone

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1. The Life and Inventions of Thomas Alva Edision by William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson, Antonia Dickson (1894)
"[HE megaphone and aerophone are two of Edison's inventions which have had no ... The megaphone is a contrivance by which remote sounds may be brought within ..."

2. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Vincent (1889)
"megaphone, a fora of telephone (which see), invented by Mr. TA Edison, for the use of the deaf; announced 1878. MEGARA, a city of ancient Greece, ..."

3. A Journal of the Great War by Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865- (1921)
"Officer Bamber, for instance, must communicate with me by megaphone as to the time of starting to launch rafts, all men should be cautioned to make no ..."

4. Introduction to General Science: With Experiments by Percy Elliott Rowell (1911)
"... in a row of pins which will play some simple air when they are caused to vibrate in succession. Experiment 91.—The megaphone and Mechanical Telephone. ..."

5. Introduction to General Science: With Experiments by Percy Elliott Rowell (1911)
"... in a row of pins which will play some simple air when they are caused to vibrate in succession. Experiment 91. — The megaphone and Mechanical Telephone. ..."

6. Every where by Will Carleton (1910)
"... there greater opportunity for the jurors to exercise common sense, and for this qualification they should be selected. "Paging" by megaphone. ..."

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