Definition of megaphone in English:

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megaphone

Pronunciation: /ˈmɛɡəfəʊn/

noun

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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]
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

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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: mega|phone

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