Examples from the Web for microphone
She found a way to make little kitten steps to the microphone in unison with the music.
Both get electronics, but the proffered image for boys is a microphone; for girls, a radio.
Yeah, having a microphone and so many people under your control always frightened me.George Clinton on Industry ‘Mobsters’ and How Nobody Wants to Listen to a Crackhead|Curtis Stephen|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barrett had chanced to place a paternal hand on her head as he passed the microphone to the student next to her.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap|Michael Daly|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After about one minute of rambling, a woman runs up on stage and directs someone to turn his microphone off.
The microphone cord was snapped but I was able to make repairs.The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border|Gerald Breckenridge
Mrs. Appleby-Simpkin regained the microphone from the other woman's relaxing grip.The Ordeal of Colonel Johns|George H. Smith
The impulses received by the microphone in this equipment were recorded on a running tape smoked by an acetylene flame.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
I dropped the microphone and snatched up my robe, knotting its cord about me as I hurried out of my stateroom.Astounding Stories, April, 1931|Various
He closed that switch and looked up as Admiral Hawarden handed him a microphone.Man of Many Minds|E. Everett Evans
British Dictionary definitions for microphone
Word Origin and History for microphone
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).