microphone microphone  /ˈmaɪ krə ˌfoʊn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) device for converting sound waves into electrical energy

Usage(s):

  1. E-Mail a Friend Democracy is about giving everybody a voice, but that's not so easy if there's only one microphone.
  2. Anything to do with a microphone captured my fancy.
  3. With Kanye West stealing a microphone and a congressman calling the President a liar, Ze Frank offers some new rules for respect.

News

  1. Chris Christie “Slow Jams the News” with Fallon

    Following in the footsteps of President Obama, Gov. Chris Christie has become the latest politician to pick up the microphone and “slow jam the news” with Jimmy Fallon on his late-night show. The New Jersey Governor used the R&B musical number last night as an opportunity to defend his decision to call a special election to fill late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat. The special election will be ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Swampland

  2. Tom Brady’s ‘Fire’ at Patriots Practice Inspiring Danny Amendola to Be Better

    FOXBORO, Mass. – Put Tom Brady in front of a microphone or a crowded room and he’s as cool as a cucumber. Nobody is more relaxed. But, get him out on the football field and he’s as fiery as they come. Danny Amendola got his first real dose of that side of Brady on Tuesday after making a nice […]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

  3. iOS 7 apps to require permission for microphone access

    iOS 7 apps will have to ask user permission before tapping into a microphone, users of the developer beta say. Short of a theoretical backdoor, the barrier should prevent apps from recording a person without their consent. If it follows in the steps of Apple's normal approach to privacy, users should only be asked once per app....        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MacNN

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Quotes

  1. "There was a moment there I thought I'd never be behind a microphone again," Vitale said Monday on a conference call, sounding a bit subdued but very much like himself.
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: Dick Vitale Source: SI.com

  2. "The FBI kept a microphone everywhere they could where the SCLC was concerned," said Lowery, who said the agency had a member of the SCLC's staff on its payroll.
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Joseph Lowery Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I wanted to be a Broadway kid. I wanted to be on Broadway when I was 12, so I had singing lessons, but nothing prepared me for what it's like to stand in front of a microphone and hear it played back to you," Witherspoon said. "It's so...
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Reese Witherspoon Source: Forbes

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