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[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.
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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.”


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