Definition of tannoy in English:

tannoy

Line breaks: tan¦noy
Pronunciation: /ˈtanɔɪ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

British

noun

trademark
  • A type of public address system.

verb

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  • Transmit or announce over a tannoy: the news was tannoyed one afternoon

Origin

1920s: contraction of tantalum alloy, which is used as a rectifier in the system.

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