Share this entry

public address system Syllabification: pub·lic ad·dress sys·tem
Pronunciation: /ˈpəblik əˈdres/ /ˈaˌdres ˈsistim/ /ˈsistəm/

Definition of public address system in English:

noun

A system of microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers used to amplify speech or music in a large building or at an outdoor gathering.
Example sentences
  • They will now be supported by the new public address system - with loud speakers placed strategically on cameras throughout the city centre.
  • For example, if they go to a meeting, they should strongly suggest that the speaker use a public address system.
  • The periodical announcement over the public address system about the services available brings more people here.

Definition of public address system in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources