megaphone

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From mega- +‎ phone.

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A swim lifeguard speaking through a megaphone

megaphone (plural megaphones)

  1. A portable, usually hand-held, funnel-shaped device that is used to amplify a person’s natural voice toward a targeted direction.
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  • bullhorn, the modern electronic amplification version
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megaphone (third-person singular simple present megaphones, present participle megaphoning, simple past and past participle megaphoned)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To use a megaphone.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Named for the root Aniba megaphylla + -one (ketone).

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megaphone (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) a cytotoxic neolignan obtained from the laurel Aniba megaphylla.