Definition of loudhailer in English:



  • An electronic device used to amplify the sound of a person's voice so that it can be heard at a distance; a megaphone.

    • ‘We didn't realise until the cop cars and loudhailers appeared.’
    • ‘Floods also caused some rail services to be diverted, and the Environment Agency issued warnings via loudhailers that the River near the Rail Station was running high.’
    • ‘Some looked angry, while others seemed more amused as some of the angriest protesters bellowed at them through a loudhailer.’
    • ‘There he is, sitting in the front seat of a car and shouting to all and sundry over a loudhailer that it's time for change.’
    • ‘The new clauses ban the use of loudhailers in the vicinity of Parliament at any time except for certain specified purposes, such as in an emergency.’
    • ‘The director of operations at the city council, stunned onlookers last year when he grabbed a loudhailer and started yelling at people to pick up their rubbish.’
    • ‘The procession lurched on its way, Bing Crosby warbling White Christmas from an ancient loudhailer.’
    • ‘Agency staff also patrolled the River banks at the two towns where the river burst its banks, using loudhailers to advise householders to evacuate.’
    • ‘The loudhailer sounds for about 7 seconds and is off for the remainder of the time.’
    • ‘The two handheld loudhailers have been replaced with a major Public Address system providing a full race commentary throughout the day.’
    • ‘On Tuesday, police with loudhailers went in front of the Stand to alert punters that professional teams of pickpockets were working in the area.’
    • ‘Apart from annoying the people you're trying to encourage, it should be noted that no loudhailers should he used after 8pm, or within 100 yards of a polling station on election day.’
    • ‘Cars with loudhailers exhorted people to get out and vote.’
    • ‘The community leader and councillor used a loudhailer to address a crowd of angry pensioners at a grant paypoint yesterday.’
    • ‘The first hunting horn sounded shortly before 11 am but was drowned out by a determined campaigner and his loudhailer.’
    • ‘Workers turning up for the afternoon shift were then sacked by loudhailer!’
    • ‘Sometimes his exhortations resemble those of a student union leader in a denim jacket and a loudhailer.’
    • ‘As the President was introduced to dignitaries, a demonstrator produced a loudhailer and heckled him until he was drowned out by the band playing the US national anthem.’
    • ‘One thing seems clear: the potential use of loudhailers on helicopters has not been exhausted.’
    • ‘A brief pause and the band troops back on, clustering in the middle of the stage around those two loudhailers.’
    public address system, pa system, speaker, speaker unit, speaker system, microphone
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