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[mahy-kruh-fon-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈfɒn ɪk/
of, relating to, or in the nature of a microphone.
Electronics. tending to or capable of exhibiting microphonism.
Origin of microphonic
First recorded in 1840-50; microphone + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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


of or relating to microphones
(of valves or other electronic components) unusually sensitive to incident sound or mechanical shock
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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