Dictionary.com

megaphone

[ meg-uh-fohn ]
/ 藞m蓻g 蓹藢fo蕣n /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: megaphone / megaphones on Thesaurus.com

noun
a cone-shaped device for magnifying or directing the voice, chiefly used in addressing a large audience out of doors or in calling to someone at a distance.Compare bullhorn.
verb (used with or without object), meg路a路phoned, meg路a路phon路ing.
to transmit or speak through or as if through a megaphone.

COMPARE MEANINGS

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of megaphone

An Americanism dating back to 1875鈥80; mega- + -phone

OTHER WORDS FROM megaphone

meg路a路phon路ic [meg-uh-fon-ik], /藢m蓻g 蓹藞f蓲n 瑟k/, adjectivemeg路a路phon路i路cal路ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use megaphone in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for megaphone

megaphone
/ (藞m蓻伞蓹藢f蓹蕣n) /

noun
a funnel-shaped instrument used to amplify the voiceSee also loud-hailer

Derived forms of megaphone

megaphonic (藢m蓻伞蓹藞f蓲n瑟k), adjectivemegaphonically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK