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megaphone

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛɡəfəʊn
 
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Definition of megaphone in English:

noun

A large funnel-shaped device for amplifying and directing the voice.
Example sentences
  • They carried on a conversation without aid of telephones, megaphones or any other voice enhancing equipment - just calling out to each other.
  • They caught Forte in the darkness with their search lights, and a booming voice through a megaphone said, ‘Halt.’
  • Through megaphones, voices in broken English blared out at them, urging them to surrender and lay down their arms.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
Utter through, or as if through, a megaphone: the director stood around megaphoning orders
More example sentences
  • Eight years after his megabook, Hammer is still megaphoning the need for processes.
  • It is for this string of real life problems that young people demanded unfettered media latitude to have their voice megaphoned far and wide on issues close to their chest.

Derivatives

megaphonic

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adjective
Example sentences
  • You pointed that out to the chief Government whip who was calling out in a voice that could only be described as ‘megaphonic’, right across the House.
  • Increased engine performance can be derived by arching the plate within the exhaust chamber to approximate a megaphonic area reduction within the exhaust chamber.
  • After the chorus, the megaphonic vocals return.

Words that rhyme with megaphone

speakerphone

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