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microphone

noun [C] uk   /ˈmaɪ.krə.fəʊn/ us    /-foʊn/ ( informal mike, mic)
B2 a piece of equipment that you speak into to make your voice louder, or to record your voice or other sounds: The interviewer asked her to speak into/use the microphone. My laptop has a built-in microphone.
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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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