from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A portable device consisting of a microphone attached to a loudspeaker, used especially to amplify the voice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifier.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A megaphone which electronically amplifies a person’s natural voice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifier


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