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open mic

or o·pen mike

[ oh-puhn mahyk ]
/ ˈoʊ pən ˈmaɪk /
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noun

a live show in a club, bar, etc., in which anyone may perform but each performer is given a time limit (often used attributively): an open mic night for stand-up comedians.

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Origin of open mic

First recorded in 1975–80; open (in sense “in operation, live”) + mic
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