bullhorn bullhorn  /ˈbʊl ˌhɔrn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifier

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Then he picked up the bullhorn again and approached another crowd of extras covered like ghosts in thick white limestone powder.
  2. Some students need nothing short of a bullhorn blaring in their face in order to wake up; others might appreciate a more subtle approach.
  3. After the mayor's bullhorn negotiations failed, police marched into the crowd, firing tear gas and arrested 60 people.

News

  1. 'American Idiot' Musical Exuberant But Lacks Depth

    The porcupine-haired punk named Johnny, an exclamation point incarnate, sounded as if he had a bullhorn for a larynx as he voiced the question of the evening. "Are we gonna waste our lives?" he boomed in a tone that suggested he was attempting to wake
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  2. Urban Assault rallies spirit of downtown after fire

    GLENS FALLS -- Paul Bricoccoli clutched his bullhorn Saturday afternoon only minutes before the second annual Glens Falls Urban Assault was to begin.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Post-Star

Quotes

  1. "Peter was expelled from Berkeley for unauthorized use of a bullhorn," Camejo's former running mate Ralph Nader said, to the laughter and applause of a 400-person crowd in the International House auditorium on the UC Berkeley campus.
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Ralph Nader Source: Alameda Times-Star

  2. "Everyone knows that this is the bullhorn that Harvey Milk used, but it is also the single most-cherished personal memento of my youth," said Mr. Jones, who noted that he used it for rallies before and after Mr. Milk's death, often blaring its...
    on May 4, 2010 By: Cleve Jones Source: New York Times

  3. "Last night, however, the president spoke for his administration, not for the nation. No bullhorn, only the bully pulpit of his office, which he used to defend an unpopular war in Iraq and to launch clumsily disguised barbs at those who disagree...
    on Sep 13, 2006 By: Harry Reid Source: Arizona Daily Star

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