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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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