megaphone

[ meg-uh-fohn ]
/ ˈmɛg əˌfoʊn /

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·a·phoned, meg·a·phon·ing.

to transmit or speak through or as if through a megaphone.

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Origin of megaphone

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

OTHER WORDS FROM megaphone

meg·a·phon·ic [meg-uh-fon-ik], /ˌmɛg əˈfɒn ɪk/, adjectivemeg·a·phon·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for megaphone

megaphone
/ (ˈmɛɡəˌfəʊn) /

noun

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

Derived forms of megaphone

megaphonic (ˌmɛɡəˈfɒnɪk), adjectivemegaphonically, adverb
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