No, but there are pitfalls on the other side of the microphone, too.
In the now-viral video, Jennifer, dressed simply in black, slinks before a microphone, anxious to begin her audition.
Perry put himself in front of every camera and microphone he could find on Thursday.
Callista Gingrich said over and over as a microphone repeatedly made contact with her golden-blonde hair.
She found a way to make little kitten steps to the microphone in unison with the music.
He picked up the microphone, polishing the words in his mind.
The microscope, the microphone, the refracting lens are instances.
He tried the loud-speaker switches, then spoke into the microphone.
He made squeaky noises into the microphone and dropped it with a crash.
When a microphone picked up a hostile gun explosion the disturbance was instantly transmitted through several miles of wire.
1680s, "ear trumpet for the hard-of-hearing," coined from Greek mikros "small" (see mica) + phone "sound" (see fame (n.)). Modern meaning dates from 1929, from use in radio broadcasting and movie recording. Earlier, "amplifying telephone transmitter" (1878). Of the two spellings of the short form of the word, mike (1927) is older than mic (1961).
Any electromechanical device designed to convert sound into an electrical signal.
A microphone converts an acoustic waveform consisting of alternating high and low air pressure travelling through the air into a voltage. To do this it uses some kind of pressure or movement sensor. The simplest kind of microphone is actually very similar in construction to a loudspeaker.
The analogue electrical signal can be fed into a computer's sound card where it is amplified and sampled to convert it into a digital waveform for storage or transmission.