megaphone
I. noun Date: 1878 a cone-shaped device used to intensify or direct the voice • megaphonic adjective II. verb Date: 1901 transitive verb to transmit or address through or as if through a megaphone intransitive verb to speak through or as if through a megaphone

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  • mégaphone — [ megafɔn ] n. m. • 1886; de méga et phone, par l angl. ♦ Appareil portatif servant à amplifier la voix. ⇒ porte voix. ● mégaphone nom masculin Pavillon à évasement conique ou parabolique qui, placé devant la bouche, dirige les sons de parole… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Megaphone — Mégaphone Un mégaphone (de megas, grand et de phonê, voix) est un ustensile servant à amplifier la voix, appareil portatif composé d un pavillon, d un micro et d une poignée, ce dispositif fonctionne à pile. Il existe de nombreux modèles, la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • megaphone — ☆ megaphone [meg′ə fōn΄ ] n. [ MEGA + PHONE] a large, funnel shaped device for increasing the volume of the voice and directing it vt., vi. megaphoned, megaphoning to magnify or direct (the voice) with or as with a megaphone megaphonic… …   English World dictionary

  • Megaphone — Meg a*phone, n. [Mega + Gr. fwnh voice.] A device to magnify sound, or direct it in a given direction in a greater volume, as a very large funnel used as an ear trumpet or as a speaking trumpet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • megaphone — (n.) 1878, coined (perhaps by Thomas Edison, who invented it) from Gk. megas great (see MEGA (Cf. mega )) + phone voice (see FAME (Cf. fame) (n.)). Related: Megaphonic. In Greek, megalophonia meant grandiloquence, megalophonos loud voiced …   Etymology dictionary

  • megaphone — ► NOUN ▪ a large cone shaped device for amplifying and directing the voice …   English terms dictionary

  • Megaphone — For other uses, see Megaphone (disambiguation). Bullhorn redirects here. For the G.I. Joe character, see Bullhorn (G.I. Joe). For the type of tree, see Bullhorn Acacia. A late 19th century speaking trumpet …   Wikipedia

  • Mégaphone —  Pour l’article homophone, voir Mégafaune. Un mégaphone. Un mégaphone (de megas, grand et de phonê, voix) est un ustensile servant à amplifier la voix, appareil portatif composé d un pavillon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • megaphone — n. (to speak) through a megaphone * * * (to speak) through a megaphone …   Combinatory dictionary

  • megaphone — UK [ˈmeɡəˌfəʊn] / US [ˈmeɡəˌfoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms megaphone : singular megaphone plural megaphones a piece of equipment used for making your voice louder when you are talking to a crowd …   English dictionary

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