megaphone megaphone  /ˈmɛ ɡə ˌfoʊn/


  • (n) a cone-shaped acoustic device held to the mouth to intensify and direct the human voice


  1. On Thursday morning Jia rose early, grabbed a megaphone and headed for the headquarters of the student organizing committee.
  2. President Barack Obama assailed critics of his health care initiative Saturday, seeking to grab the megaphone from his opponents and boost momentum.
  3. And that's what Singaporeans adore about Neo: the fact that he's willing to be their megaphone on the issues of daily life in jokes, on his popular TV shows and in hit films.


  1. Stanky Creek bicycle race draws 120 to Bartlett

    The atmosphere at Nesbit Park in Bartlett was festive Sunday morning as bells rang and a voice boomed through a megaphone as bicycle riders crossed the finish line.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. ‘Idle No More’ Group Rallies In Downtown Juneau

    About 30 adults and children called for equality and greater subsistence fishery protection Wednesday morning in the ‘Idle No More’ rally in downtown Juneau. Several wore Native regalia, chanted songs, and danced as people took turns talking over a megaphone. Download Audio
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Alaska Public Radio Network

  3. Study: Social media reflects society's growing levels of narcissism

    Twitter is a loud megaphone for those think the world needs to hear their opinion, while Facebook serves as a mirror, albeit one users can control to polish their image, researchers say
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

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  1. "We have got to put pressure on the mass media not to play the same craven role they played in Iraq, when they effectually collapsed and became a megaphone for Bush's policies," Sanders said. "What Robert is saying here is that the leader of...
    on Aug 22, 2007 By: Bernard Sanders Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said "there is a world of difference between not preventing Ahmadinejad from speaking and handing a megalomaniac a megaphone and a stage to use it."
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "Film isn't just a megaphone for your opinions," said Cusack. "You're trying to explore something that transcends you a little bit, hopefully."
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: John Cusack Source: Forbes

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