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throat microphone

noun
  1. a microphone worn around the throat and actuated by vibrations of the larynx, used when background noise would obscure the sound of speech, as in an airplane cockpit.
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Origin of throat microphone

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for throat microphone

throat microphone

noun
  1. a type of microphone that is held against the throat to pick up voice vibrationsAlso called: throat mike
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