speaking trumpet


speaking trumpet
/ˈspikɪŋ trʌmpət/ (say 'speeking trumpuht)

noun
1. a trumpet-shaped device for amplifying sounds, held to the ear by a deaf person to enable better hearing.
2. a megaphone.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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