lavaliere microphone
noun see lavalier microphone

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  • lavaliere microphone — la va liere mic ro*phone n. A small microphone worn around the neck on a supporting string or chain. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lavaliere microphone — lavaliere′ mi crophone n. rtv elo a small microphone that hangs around the neck of a performer or speaker • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • lavaliere microphone — noun : a small microphone hung around the neck of the user * * * a small microphone that hangs around the neck of a performer or speaker. Also called lavaliere. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lavaliere microphone — a small microphone that hangs around the neck of a performer or speaker. Also called lavaliere. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • lavaliere — /lav euh lear , lah veuh /, n. 1. an ornamental pendant, usually jeweled, worn on a chain around the neck. 2. See lavaliere microphone. Also, lavalier, lavallière Fr. /lann vann lyerdd /. [1915 20; after the Duchesse de La Vallière (1644 1710),… …   Universalium

  • lavaliere — 1. adjective Worn on the chest. Generally in the term lavaliere microphone. 2. noun A pendant on a chain …   Wiktionary

  • lavaliere — noun jeweled pendant worn on a chain around the neck • Syn: ↑lavalier, ↑lavalliere • Hypernyms: ↑pendant, ↑pendent * * * /lav euh lear , lah veuh /, n. 1. an ornamental pendant, usually jeweled, worn on a chain around the neck …   Useful english dictionary

  • lavaliere — or lavalier also Fr [ lȧ vȧ lyer′lav΄ə lir′, lä΄vəlir′] n. [Fr lavallière, kind of tie, after Duchesse de La Vallière (1644 1710), mistress of Louis XIV] an ornament hanging from a chain, worn around the neck: also lavallière also Fr [ lȧ vȧ… …   English World dictionary

  • microphone — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pickup, lavaliere, mike, mic (inf.). See communication. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sound transmitter, receiver, pickup instrument, mike, loudspeaker, bug, mike boom, walkie talkie; see also amplifier …   English dictionary for students

  • lavaliere —    (lah vah LEER, lah vahl YAIR) [French, after the duchess of La Vallière] An ornamental pendant, often jeweled, worn on a thin chain around the neck. Also, a small microphone that can be worn on a necklace for purposes of concealment …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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