public-address system

{n.} A set of devices for making a speaker's voice louder so that he can be heard by more people. * /The public-address system broke down during the senator's speech./ * /The news was announced over the public-address system./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • public address system — ˌpublic adˈdress ˌsystem abbreviation PA noun [uncountable] a system used to make voices and music louder so that they can be heard by everyone in a public place or building * * * public address system UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION PA, also …   Financial and business terms

  • public address system — noun an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas • Syn: ↑P.A. system, ↑PA system, ↑P.A., ↑PA • Hypernyms: ↑communication system • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • public-address system — public ad dress ,system noun count a system of electrical equipment used for speaking or playing music in a large building or area. The more usual word is PA system …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • public-address system — public ad dress .system n a ↑pa …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • public address system — Synonyms and related words: Gramophone, PA, PA system, Victrola, audio sound system, audiophile, binaural system, bitch box, bullhorn, cartridge, ceramic pickup, changer, crystal pickup, derived four channel system, discrete four channel system,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • public address system — noun An electronic voice amplification apparatus used for broadcasting in public areas. Syn: PA, PA system, tannoy …   Wiktionary

  • public-address system — /pub lik euh dres / a combination of electronic devices that makes sound audible via loudspeakers to many people, as in an auditorium or out of doors. Also called PA system, P.A. system, p.a. system. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • public-address system — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : an apparatus including one or more microphones or other pickup devices, an audio frequency amplifier, and one or more loudspeakers used for broadcasting speech, music, or other sounds to a large audience (as in an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • public-address system — noun Date: 1923 an apparatus including a microphone and loudspeakers used for broadcasting (as to an audience in an auditorium) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • PA-Anlage, Public Address System —   [englisch, pʌblɪk ə dres sɪstəm]. Die PA umfasst den Teil einer elektroakustischen Übertragungsanlage, der zur Beschallung des Publikums eingesetzt wird, und richtet sich im Umfang nach den örtlichen Gegebenheiten (Saal bzw.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Public address — This article is about audio systems. For IP addresses, see IP address. Horn loudspeakers are often used to broadcast sound to outdoor locations A public address system (PA system) is an electronic amplification system with a mixer, amplifier and… …   Wikipedia

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