an instrument capable of transforming sound waves into changes in electric currents or voltage, used in recording or transmitting sound.
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How to use microphone in a sentence
You can always check your Zoom setup by joining a test meeting, in which the service will play a sound to check your speakers and record a short audio clip before playing it back to test your microphone.Google’s new Green Room feature gets you camera-ready before video meetings | Stan Horaczek | February 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
We saw it with the right-to-vote movement and racial -equality, so many athletes took the microphone and promoted a cause they believe in.Kansas City Chiefs Lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Stayed On The COVID-19 Front Lines. Now He's Missing The Super Bowl. | Sean Gregory | February 4, 2021 | Time
A high-sensitivity microphone picks up even the slightest sound and can record and analyze noise to determine sleep quality.Best baby monitor: How to find the right one for your family | PopSci Commerce Team | January 29, 2021 | Popular-Science
He told me I should have my microphone turned off on air, so that didn’t go down so well.The BBC’s Katty Kay Shuts Down Men Who ‘Tell Me to Shut Up’ | Eugene Robinson | January 23, 2021 | Ozy
One stepped to the microphone to ask a question about police officers’ mental and physical health.From a median on Pennsylvania Avenue, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she’ll welcome visitors soon — but not now | Julie Zauzmer | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
After about one minute of rambling, a woman runs up on stage and directs someone to turn his microphone off.
The chief engineer connected up, then hung the microphone between the two front seats.
The engineer tapped on the microphone, and the tap, greatly amplified, reverberated across the airstrip.
He handed the governor the microphone and swung into position for a run over the troops on the road.
His earlier self, who had blithely toured Valier trailing the microphone wires without any real premonition of trouble.Tight Squeeze | Dean Charles Ing
The discovery of the microphone by Professor Hughes has enabled us to understand the reason of this failure.Heroes of the Telegraph | J. Munro
British Dictionary definitions for microphone
a device used in sound-reproduction systems for converting sound into electrical energy, usually by means of a ribbon or diaphragm set into motion by the sound waves. The vibrations are converted into the equivalent audio-frequency electric currents: Informal name: mike See also carbon microphone Compare loudspeaker
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