acoustic feedback

noun Electronics.
(in an audio system, especially a public-address system) the feedback of sound from a loudspeaker to a microphone, often resulting in a whistling noise caused by electrical oscillations.
Also called feedback. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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