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- n. A megaphone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an instrument somewhat resembling a trumpet, by which the sound of the human voice may be so intensified as to be conveyed to a great distance.
- n. an instrument for conveying articulate sounds with increased force.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trumpet-shaped instrument by which the sound of the human voice is reinforced so that it may be heard at a great distance or above other sounds, as in hailing ships at sea or giving orders at a fire. In the United States navy a speaking-trumpet is the badge of the officer of the deck at sea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a trumpet-shaped acoustic device to intensify and direct the human voice; formerly held to the ear by a hard-of-hearing person
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