Definition of microphone in English:

microphone

Syllabification: mi·cro·phone
Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrəˌfōn
 
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noun

An instrument for converting sound waves into electrical energy variations, which may then be amplified, transmitted, or recorded.
More example sentences
  • We don't take up much room and don't have any amplifiers or microphones to encumber us.
  • Should drum beating or use of microphones and loudspeakers that disturbs the peace of neighbourhood be permitted?
  • The rangers set up underwater microphones attached to amplifiers on the jetty.

Derivatives

microphonic

Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrəˈfänik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • She broke a string on her Les Paul right on the first song, then switched to a Firebird which kept shrieking due to some kind of microphonic problem with the pickups not liking the distortion effect or something.
  • The low frequency tone emitted in flight is plainly audible to the ear and microphonic filtering yielded the wing beat frequency, as Sotavalta reliably showed for many insect species.
  • Every little sound echoed causing somewhat of a microphonic effect.

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