See also: MIC, míč, and Mic.

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of microphone. Attested since 1961.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mic (plural mics)

  1. Alternative form of mike (microphone)
    • 1987, Eric B. & Rakim, I Know You Got Soul
      Picture a mic, the stage is empty
      A beat like this might tempt me
      To pose, show my rings and my fat gold chain
      Grab the mic like I'm on Soul Train

VerbEdit

mic (third-person singular simple present mics, present participle micing or mic'ing, simple past and past participle miced or mic'ed)

  1. Alternative form of mike
    If we add the drum kit, we'll have to mic the orchestra.
    • 2002, Darren Brown, Hunting Trophy Whitetails, page 167:
      At 11:00 am, Doug mics up with me on the radio, and I advise him to go back to camp to get a quad, that we have a monster down.
    • 2003, Sleazegrinder, Gigs from Hell: True Tales of Rock and Roll Gone Wrong, page 104:
      Imagine playing a venue the size of an aircraft hangar without your tiny amps miced up through the PA!
    • 2006, Sarah Davis, The guerilla guide to the music business, page 164:
      This lacks the gut-punch of miced-up bass but hopefully the player can rise to the challenge and give his or her take extra energy to make up for it.
    • 2007, Trev Wilkins, Access all areas: a real world guide to gigging and touring, page 101:
      Dynamics are used extensively for vocals, drums, and 'micing up' amplifiers such as guitar amps but they can be used for almost any application.
    • 2009, Francis Rumsey, Sound and Recording, page 51:
      but it is extremely useful in applications such as vocals, drums, and the micing-up of guitar amplifiers.

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mic m

  1. inflection of mac (son):
    1. vocative/genitive singular
    2. nominative/dative plural

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mic mhic not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle IrishEdit

NounEdit

mic m

  1. inflection of mac (son):
    1. vocative/genitive singular
    2. nominative plural

MutationEdit

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
mic mic
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *miccus, from Ancient Greek μῑκκός (mīkkós, small), variant of μικρός (mikrós). Compare Aromanian njic. Cf. also Sicilian nicu, Calabrian miccu, also Italian miccino. May also be related to Latin mīca (crumb); compare mică.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mic m or n (feminine singular mică, plural mici)

  1. little, small

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NounEdit

mic m (plural mici, feminine equivalent mică)

  1. little boy, child, toddler, tyke, baby

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NounEdit

mic m (plural mici)

  1. (often in the plural) a dish from Romanian cuisine, consisting of a grilled ground meat roll in cylindrical shape made from a mixture of beeflamb and pork with spices
    Synonym: mititel

Scottish GaelicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mic m

  1. inflection of mac (son):
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative plural

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

mic c

  1. (slang for) microphone
    • 2006, Mattias Bylund, “Stråk-vals”, in Bylunds Blog[1]:
      Funkar inte hans mic?
      Doesn't his mic work?

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