tannoy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A genericised trademark of Tannoy Ltd, a manufacturer of public address systems. "Tannoy" is a syllabic abbreviation of tantalum alloy, which was the material used in a type of electrolytic rectifier developed by the company.

Noun[edit]

tannoy (plural tannoys)

  1. (Britain, colloquial) a public address system

Verb[edit]

tannoy (third-person singular simple present tannoys, present participle tannoying, simple past and past participle tannoyed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To transmit, or communicate with, by means of a public address system.

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