And though the camera never turns to the fallen woman, the microphone nonetheless captures her pained moans and groans.
The call for a microphone check began with one person, but soon everyone was chanting in unison.
Both get electronics, but the proffered image for boys is a microphone; for girls, a radio.
In the now-viral video, Jennifer, dressed simply in black, slinks before a microphone, anxious to begin her audition.
As he starts to call out Santorum for accepting money from lobbyists, Paul's microphone backfires.
He picked up the microphone, polishing the words in his mind.
He hauled the microphone from its cubby in the dashboard and spoke the code words.
He tried the loud-speaker switches, then spoke into the microphone.
He thumbed down the communicator-button and spoke into a microphone.
When a microphone picked up a hostile gun explosion the disturbance was instantly transmitted through several miles of wire.
1680s, "ear trumpet for the hard-of-hearing," coined from Greek mikros "small" (see mica) + phone "sound" (see fame (n.)). Modern meaning dates from 1929, from use in radio broadcasting and movie recording. Earlier, "amplifying telephone transmitter" (1878). Of the two spellings of the short form of the word, mike (1927) is older than mic (1961).
Any electromechanical device designed to convert sound into an electrical signal.
A microphone converts an acoustic waveform consisting of alternating high and low air pressure travelling through the air into a voltage. To do this it uses some kind of pressure or movement sensor. The simplest kind of microphone is actually very similar in construction to a loudspeaker.
The analogue electrical signal can be fed into a computer's sound card where it is amplified and sampled to convert it into a digital waveform for storage or transmission.