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Meaning of “microphone” in the English Dictionary

"microphone" in British English

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microphonenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmaɪ.krə.fəʊn/  us   /-foʊn/ (informal mike, mic)
B2 a ​piece of ​equipment that you ​speak into to make ​yourvoicelouder, or to ​recordyourvoice or other ​sounds: The ​interviewerasked her to speak into/use the microphone. My ​laptop has a built-in microphone.

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(Definition of microphone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"microphone" in American English

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microphonenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑɪ·krəˌfoʊn/ (short form mike, short form mic)
a ​device that ​recordssound or ​increases the ​loudness of ​sounds by ​changing the ​soundwaves into ​electricalwaves
(Definition of microphone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"microphone" in Business English

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microphonenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmaɪkrəfəʊn/
a ​piece of ​equipment that you use to make your voice louder, or to ​record something: Most ​laptops now come with a ​built-inwebcam and microphone for ​onlinechatting.
(Definition of microphone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “microphone”
in Korean 마이크…
in Arabic مُكَبِّر صَوْت…
in Malaysian mikrofon…
in French micro(phone)…
in Russian микрофон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擴音器,麥克風,話筒…
in Italian microfono…
in Turkish mikrofon…
in Polish mikrofon…
in Spanish micrófono…
in Vietnamese micrô…
in Portuguese microfone…
in Thai เครื่องขยายเสียง…
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…
in Indonesian mikrofon, pelantang suara…
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