Meaning of MICROPHONE in English



Pronunciation: ' m ī -kr ə - ˌ f ō n

Function: noun

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary

Date: 1878

: an instrument whereby sound waves are caused to generate or modulate an electric current usually for the purpose of transmitting or recording sound (as speech or music)

– mi · cro · phon · ic \ ˌ m ī -kr ə - ' fä-nik \ adjective

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