Definitions

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  • n. A megaphone or bullhorn.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There is a quote beloved of earnest young sportsmen, and the coaches shouting pick‑me-ups at them through a loudhailer: "Life is not a dress rehearsal."

    Sebastian Coe must be running on Jedi mind control| Emma John

  • But then he found fresh aspects of Western foreign policy to trouble his sensitive conscience, and he restarted his "BL-iar" accusations through an ancient loudhailer.

    Railing Against ... Whatever

  • It's a grotesque, misleading smear on a diverse group of individuals – a bit like claiming all Muslims are terrorists (which, coincidentally, the guy beside them is currently doing through a loudhailer).

    Buzzwords for blowhards

  • "Widders," as she is never called to her face, combines the sartorial elan of the late President Theodore Roosevelt and the moral certitude of Joan of Arc. The voice is a quite remarkable instrument, not so much a larynx as a distorting loudhailer.

    The U.K.'s Most Terrifying Spinster

  • NGOs and the media were ordered through a loudhailer to move across the road and police on the scene did not want to speak to the media.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Uncle Satch was a real piece of work -- the quintessential Irishman with a big red face, loudhailer voice, shock of white hair, bawdy laugh, fiery temper and wicked sense of humor.

    Cathleen Falsani: It's What You Do, Not What You Say: Requiem For Uncle Satch

  • Zwane, who will be wearing a lion mask and carrying a loudhailer, said he would make his attempt at 5pm.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • For example, Colonel Kleingeld, "neither there [Khumalo Street] nor in Vilakazi Street in front of the OWHS [Orlando West High School], gave the riotous crowd an audible and effective order to disperse and depart from the place," and "he had no loudhailer to make himself heard above the noise of the crowd."

    'I Saw a Nightmare …' Doing Violence to Memory: The Soweto Uprising, June 16, 1976

  • And just to show they're rattled they have adopted an icon of a loudhailer ... remarkably like the one above used by the Manchester Confidential crew.

    Archive 2007-09-16

  • New York cops see a guy lying down in a doorway or on a bench, they blip their siren and yell through their loudhailer.

    The Hard Way

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