• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a microphonic Of or pertaining to a microphone; serving to intensify weak sounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner.
    • microphonic Of or pertaining to or obtained by means of the microphone; serving to intensify small or weak sounds; microcoustic. Also microphonous.
    • microphonic Of an intensity so small as to be audible only by the aid of the microphone.
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In literature:

There were no spying TV cameras in the general's cell, no hidden microphones to report and record what went on.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
Two Security men grimly stood by each camera amid a glittering miscellany of microphones.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Workers and visitors stood below by the thousands while she spoke into a tiny microphone and swung a ruby-colored bottle against the ship.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
At the very moment I was wishing for his facilities the Executive Marshal leaned over to a microphone and gave an order in a low tone.
"The Airlords of Han" by Philip Francis Nowlan
It wouldn't have taken a microphone, I suppose, to discover the hostility in my tone.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
Major Udovichenko shouted orders into his microphone and gunned his own motor into life again.
"Hail to the Chief" by Gordon Randall Garrett
And that means you talking to somebody else, Sergeant, with no microphone around.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It reported that microphones detected no motion whatever inside.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
He laughed to himself as he slipped the little microphone out of his left ear.
"The Velvet Glove" by Harry Harrison
I would not blare it from the newscasters' microphone, but if he is hatching any plot, he has been too clever for my agents.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
When it was required to use this instrument the vessel was stopped and the microphone lowered overboard to a depth of about 20 feet.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
The ear-pieces and the microphone allowed him to hear.
"The Finding of Haldgren" by Charles Willard Diffin
He was holding something in his hand which Jim made out to be the mouthpiece of a microphone.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
To use them it was necessary to invent the microphone, and a receiving instrument.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Kincaide was crouched over the two charts that pictured the space around us, microphone pressed to his lips.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
He glanced at the port and reached for the microphone.
"Atom Drive" by Charles Louis Fontenay
He spoke into a hand microphone.
"The Ego Machine" by Henry Kuttner
Is the microphone close enough to your lips?
"The Dictator" by Milton Lesser
Commissioner, I tried out the vidsender, pushing the call button and speaking into the microphone.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
Her mouth went dry and chills ran along her back as the sound man held the microphone close.
"Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines" by Ruthe S. Wheeler

In poetry:

And he knows from a hundred signals the buzzing call of his own,
The breaks and the vibrant stresses, —
The F, and the G, and the Esses,
That call his hand to the answering key and his mouth to the microphone.
"Signals" by Gilbert Frankau

In news:

Click on the radio microphone and enter HANGUP to get our $110 bonus offer.
Crowley and Tripp Naked Eye Roswellite Ribbon Microphone.
BEREA — Browns coach Pat Shurmur slipped into his chair behind the microphone.
Give them a stage and microphone and they can talk a dog off a meat wagon, as the saying goes.
A Sennheiser Microphone (Photo credit: Wikipedia).
Perhaps last seen sleeping with Michael Scott on "The Office," actress Linda Purl takes a different kind of Mike — the microphone — when she appears in concert at 7:30 pm Saturday.
"We were set up initially as a distributor for Audix Japan," says Cliff Castle, co-founder of Audix Microphones.
Perfect for theaters, houses of worship, large conference rooms, or any other venue where the user could benefit from the flexibility of having two microphones in one.
Unique, on-ear phone controls and microphone.
I originally titled this "Katie's Legacy," but I think it's clear Katie Couric isn't ready to hang up her microphone entirely just yet.
In the early days of radio communications, you pushed a button on your microphone to say want you wanted, and then –– usually after saying "over"–– released the button to listen for the reply on the same frequency.
Whether they originate at a phone or a microphone, paging systems are increasingly required for communicating information in an emergency.
The mtu201 XLR Desk Stand Transmitter is the latest addition to Audio-Technica's SpectraPlus Ultra Wideband wireless microphone system.
There is sure to be a crowd of reporters around Dwight Howard and he is guaranteed a trade-related question whenever there is a recorder or a microphone around.
AKG announced the acquisition of Crown's worldwide distribution rights, expanding AKG distributors' selection of microphones.

In science:

The latter had a long development phase (almost like a space pro ject!), partly because of the difficulty to keep the microphonic noise within acceptable limits.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The thresholds, (2÷10) keV, being mainly determined by leakage currents and electronic and microphone noises, are too high for the experiment on the measurement of the neutrino magnetic moment with ATS.
Status of the Experiment on the Laboratory Search for the Electron Antineutrino Magnetic Moment at the Level mu_nu < 3 s 10^{-12}mu_B
The lateral brace and stiffening rings of the SNS bg = 0.61 cavity will be used on the bg = 0.47 cavity to reduce microphonic excitation.
Status Report on Multi-Cell Superconducting Cavity Development for Medium-Velocity Beams
The RIA cavities will be over-coupled in order to ensure that the gradient can be maintained in the presence of microphonics .
Status Report on Multi-Cell Superconducting Cavity Development for Medium-Velocity Beams
Some microphonic measurements were done on a single-cell cavity .
Status Report on Multi-Cell Superconducting Cavity Development for Medium-Velocity Beams
Because a TES is a lowimpedance device it is not very susceptible to microphonics, making it feasible to use a pulse-tube cooler.
Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER
BSS concept, wherein the mixing block represents the multipath propagation model between the original sources and the microphone measurements.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
On the other hand, in the method developed by Pederson et. al., as applied to stereo signals, the binary masks are estimated after BSS of the mixtures and then applied to the microphone signals.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
The minimal error of measurements is attained at a modulation frequency ω ≈ ω2 and when the measurement error is due to the acoustic and electric noises of microphone.
Small-Size Resonant Photoacoustic Cell of Inclined Geometry for Gas Detection
The voice recognition program installed on the computer interprets the user ’s voice commands and translates them into commands such as “click” (or “ left click”), “right click” or “double click”. A microphone system transmits the voice commands from the user to the computer sound input.
A Prototype System for Controlling a Computer by Head Movements and Voice Commands
By combining the input from the microphone and camera a usable interactive system is developed. PPD uses Computer Vision techniques as well as Sound processing techniques to detect user interactions so that the user can touch and interact with the prototype like actual working equipment.
Personalised product design using virtual interactive techniques
It is interesting to note that the idea of combining time-multiplexing with Faraday mirrors was first used to implement an “optical microphone” (Br´eguet and Gisin, 1995)38 .
Quantum Cryptography
The time recorded between the muzzle blast and bullet striking the target represents the sum of the bullet time of flight (tb) and the time for the sound to return to the microphone from the target (ts).
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
Bruce now — and make sure you have a live microphone.
The future of charm physics: a discussion
The six microphones data are connected to the TMS 320C 6727 DSP, Pro Audio Development Kit (PADK) after signal conditioning via analog to digital converters. All six microphone data is fed to DSP processor as shown in Fig.5.
Implementation of the Six Channel Redundancy to achieve fault tolerance in testing of satellites