[meg-uh-fohn] /ˈmɛg əˌfoʊn/
a cone-shaped device for magnifying or directing the voice, chiefly used in addressing a large audience out of doors or in calling to someone at a distance.
verb (used with or without object), megaphoned, megaphoning.
to transmit or speak through or as if through a megaphone.
a funnel-shaped instrument used to amplify the voice See also loud-hailer
1878, coined (perhaps by Thomas Edison, who invented it) from Greek megas “great” (see mega-) + phone “voice” (see fame (n.)). Related: Megaphonic. In Greek, megalophonia meant “grandiloquence,” megalophonos “loud-voiced.”
/ˈmɛɡəfɪl/ noun 1. (botany) the relatively large type of leaf produced by ferns and seed plants Compare microphyll noun a type of leaf found in ferns and seed plants, with a large complex vascular system megaphyll (měg’ə-fĭl’) A leaf with several or many large veins branching apart or running parallel and connected by a network […]
[meg-uh-pik-suh l, -sel] /ˈmɛg əˌpɪk səl, -sɛl/ noun, Computers, Television. 1. a unit equal to one million pixels, used to measure the resolution of a digital image: My camera has a resolution of 12 megapixels. /ˈmɛɡəˌpɪksəl/ noun 1. (computing) one million pixels: a term used to describe the degree of resolution supplied by digital cameras, […]
[meg-uh-pohd] /ˈmɛg əˌpoʊd/ noun 1. any of several large-footed, short-winged gallinaceous Australasian birds of the family Megapodiidae, typically building a compostlike mound of decaying vegetation as an incubator for their eggs. /ˈmɛɡəˌpəʊd/ noun 1. any ground-living gallinaceous bird of the family Megapodiidae, of Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands. Their eggs incubate in mounds of […]
[meg-uh-pleks] /ˈmɛg əˌplɛks/ noun 1. a large building containing many movie theaters, usually more than a dozen. /ˈmɛɡəˌplɛks/ noun 1.