Definition of public address system in English:

public address system

Translate public address system into Spanish


  • A system of microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers used to amplify speech or music in a large building or at an outdoor gathering.

    ‘They will now be supported by the new public address system - with loud speakers placed strategically on cameras throughout the city centre.’
    • ‘For example, if they go to a meeting, they should strongly suggest that the speaker use a public address system.’
    • ‘The periodical announcement over the public address system about the services available brings more people here.’
    • ‘Every year, the youth start off on their bicycles, which are fitted with a public address system, and visit even the remote corners of the State, to spread the message of communal harmony.’
    • ‘He came onto the public address system and said he had some good news and some bad news.’
    public address system, PA system, speaker, speaker unit, speaker system, microphone


public address system

/ˈpəblik əˈdres/ /ˈpəblɪk əˈdrɛs/ /ˈaˌdres ˈsistim/ /ˈæˌdrɛs ˈsɪstɪm/ /ˈsistəm/ /ˈsɪstəm/