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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A device for picking up sound that is to be made stronger.

Usage examples (35)
  • The band needed a microphone so that the flutes could be heard above the sounds of the trumpets.
  • Beyond the microphone is an audience of an unknown number of listeners.
  • Mr. Quinlan, with our sincere thanks for your being here, the microphone is yours.
  • Mr. Taylor, with our sincere thanks for being here today, the microphone is yours. for more
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