In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They carried on a conversation without aid of telephones, megaphones or any other voice enhancing equipment - just calling out to each other.
- They had him cornered; the helicopter closed in above his head, whipping up sand and water droplets; from somewhere, a megaphone voice barked at him.
- From a megaphone, the signal to start was given.
- If it would be grotesque and insensitive to boom out the poems and project them through a megaphone, it would be equally inappropriate to read them too delicately and reduce them to something like a whisper.
- Someone who had acquired a megaphone began instructing.
- I heard doors slam outside and a voice on a megaphone yell, ‘Everybody freeze!’
- The other hand can be cupped like a megaphone to direct the sound.
- The loud girl with the megaphone had stopped screaming.
- Organised fans carry small plastic megaphones which they thump with enthusiasm against the seats in front.
- Through megaphones, voices in broken English blared out at them, urging them to surrender and lay down their arms.
- A authoritative, though not particularly menacing voice was heard, speaking through a megaphone.
- There were about a dozen in their group and upon their arrival they began unveiling banners and whipped out the megaphones.
- People were shouting over megaphones and speakers even though they didn't need to.
- Those in the front heard her voice coming around the sides of the megaphone, those in the back heard the amplified version, and the clump in the middle heard echoes.
- The other complaint, cited by visitors, was noise pollution, particularly the megaphones used to lure in customers, which often has the opposite effect.
- In an attempt to break the strike, management used megaphones to instruct the afternoon shift, who were gathered in a car park, to return to work or face immediate dismissal.
- However, the new laws also target a group of protesters that used very loud megaphones which made it difficult for people working in many Commons offices to concentrate.
- They caught Forte in the darkness with their search lights, and a booming voice through a megaphone said, ‘Halt.’
- I also heard sirens and a booming voice yelled through a megaphone,
- When people were escaping the staff did not have torches or megaphones and no one could see exits properly because of the thick dust.
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