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microphonic

[mahy-kruh-fon-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈfɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or in the nature of a microphone.
2.
Electronics. tending to or capable of exhibiting microphonism.
Origin of microphonic
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; microphone + -ic
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Examples from the Web for microphonic
Historical Examples
  • But cautiously, for we knew that the microphonic ears of a jailor might be upon us.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings
  • microphonic tests at Pocatello indicate that the train is still moving.

    Eleven Possible Cases Frank R. Stockton
  • As he came to a standstill, his microphonic ears caught the sound of distant digging far above him.

    Wild Folk

    Samuel Scoville
  • The sounds are quite distinct, and would seem to be produced by a microphonic action between the skin and the metal.

  • Once he started to whisper to me aside, but like a flash, Tarrano with his microphonic ear, turned to interrupt us.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings
  • The microphonic currents are intermittent or pulsatory, and always flow in the same direction.

British Dictionary definitions for microphonic

microphonic

/ˌmaɪkrəˈfɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to microphones
2.
(of valves or other electronic components) unusually sensitive to incident sound or mechanical shock
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