open mic

or o·pen mike

[ oh-puhn mahyk ]

  1. 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.

Origin of open mic

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

Words Nearby open mic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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