throat microphone

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throat microphone

[′thrōt ′mī·krə‚fōn]
(engineering acoustics)
A contact microphone that is strapped to the throat of a speaker and reacts directly to throat vibrations rather than to the sound waves they produce.
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And in any case, in a close-fitting tailcoat, the ticklish question was raised with regard to the throat mike battery - where on earth would it go?
Rex would certainly wear a throat mike concealed in the second button of his dress shirt, although loathing throat mikes in general.
Throat mikes are desperately needed by other principals too and sound levels need amplification if the words are to come through the score.