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microphone

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmaɪkrəfəʊn/
a piece of equipment that you use to make your voice louder, or to record something: Most laptops now come with a built-in webcam and microphone for online chatting.
Translations of “microphone”
in Korean 마이크…
in Arabic مُكَبِّر صَوْت…
in French micro(phone)…
in Turkish mikrofon…
in Italian microfono…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擴音器,麥克風,話筒…
in Russian микрофон…
in Polish mikrofon…
in Spanish micrófono…
in Portuguese microfone…
in German das Mikrophon…
in Catalan micròfon…
in Japanese マイク(ロフォン)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扩音器,麦克风,话筒…
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