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See also MIC
1961 mic. Abbreviation and alteration of microphone.
mic (plural mics)
- (transitive and intransitive, music, sound engineering) To put one or more microphones on or in; to use or place a microphone.
- If we add the drum kit, we'll have to mic the orchestra.
- 2002, Darren Brown, Hunting Trophy Whitetails, page 167:
- At 11:00 am, Doug mics up with me on the radio, and I advise him to go back to camp to get a quad, that we have a monster down.
- 2003, Sleazegrinder, Gigs from Hell: True Tales of Rock and Roll Gone Wrong, page 104:
- Imagine playing a venue the size of an aircraft hangar without your tiny amps miced up through the PA!
- 2006, Sarah Davis, The guerilla guide to the music business, page 164:
- This lacks the gut-punch of miced-up bass but hopefully the player can rise to the challenge and give his or her take extra energy to make up for it.
- 2007, Trev Wilkins, Access all areas: a real world guide to gigging and touring, page 101:
- Dynamics are used extensively for vocals, drums, and 'micing up' amplifiers such as guitar amps but they can be used for almost any application.
- 2009, Francis Rumsey, Sound and Recording, page 51:
- but it is extremely useful in applications such as vocals, drums, and the micing-up of guitar amplifiers.
- 2010, “On Language: How Should ‘Microphone’ be Abbreviated?”, in New York Times, July 29.
- IPA: [mʲɪc]
- IPA: [mik]
mic 3 nom/acc forms
declension of mic
- IPA: [miʰkʲ]