CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- microphone (n.)
- 1680s, "ear trumpet for the hard-of-hearing," coined from Greek mikros "small" (see mica) + phone "sound," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak, tell, say" (see fame (n.)). Modern meaning dates from 1929, from use in radio broadcasting and movie recording. Earlier, "amplifying telephone transmitter" (1878). Of the two spellings of the short form of the word, mike (1927) is older than mic (1961).
- 1. He wore a hidden microphone to secretly tape-record conversations.
- 2. All you need is a microphone, and you're in business.
- 3. My hand shook so much that I could hardly hold the microphone.
- 4. They started handing the microphone out round the girls at the front.
- 5. He found it hard to work with a microphone pointing at him.
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