pa system

pa sys·tem
P p


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pah, paw sis-tuh m]
    • /pɑ, pɔ ˈsɪs təm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pah, paw sis-tuh m]
    • /pɑ, pɔ ˈsɪs təm/

Definitions of pa system words

  • noun pa system a combination of electronic devices that makes sound audible via loudspeakers to many people, as in an auditorium or out of doors. 1
  • noun pa system public address system 1

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Origin of pa system

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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Parts of speech for Pa system


pa system popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for pa system

noun pa system

  • bullhorn — A bullhorn is a device for making your voice sound louder in the open air.
  • loudspeaker — any of various devices, usually electronic, by which speech, music, etc., can be intensified and made audible throughout a room, hall, or the like.
  • megaphone — a cone-shaped device for magnifying or directing the voice, chiefly used in addressing a large audience out of doors or in calling to someone at a distance. Compare bullhorn.

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