29th June 2020

grammarist
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What is the abbreviation for microphone?

In fact the real word, as used by those who need to use it, is not "mic" but "mike." It's a perfectly good word in its own right, serving as both noun and verb, as in "The younger singers will need to be miked" and "Should we mike the piano?" I submit that "mic" isn't a word at all.

Likewise, what is the difference between MIC and Mike?

As nouns the difference between microphone and mike
is that microphone is a device (transducer) used to convert sound waves into a varying electric current; normally fed into an amplifier and either recorded or broadcast while mike is (informal) a microphone.

One may also ask, is MIC a real word?

In fact the real word, as used by those who need to use it, is not "mic" but "mike." It's a perfectly good word in its own right, serving as both noun and verb, as in "The younger singers will need to be miked" and "Should we mike the piano?" I submit that "mic" isn't a word at all.

How do you spell MIC d up?

The "proper" term would presumably be 'microphoned', so it should be mic'd. The apostrophe indicates the contraction of the word 'phone' bit - so leaving the 'e' in there is technically wrong.

What does MIC mean in Irish?

Mick is a derogatory term for a person of Irish descent. It is also a masculine given name, usually a short form (hypocorism) of Michael.
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