One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A system of microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers used to amplify speech or music in a large building or at an outdoor gathering.
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- ‘Every year, the youth start off on their bicycles, which are fitted with a public address system, and visit even the remote corners of the State, to spread the message of communal harmony.’
- ‘The periodical announcement over the public address system about the services available brings more people here.’
- ‘They will now be supported by the new public address system - with loud speakers placed strategically on cameras throughout the city centre.’
- ‘He came onto the public address system and said he had some good news and some bad news.’
- ‘For example, if they go to a meeting, they should strongly suggest that the speaker use a public address system.’
public address system/ˈaˌdres ˈsistim/
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