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What is the widespread word to name the mouthpiece used by fans at the stadium?

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    I would call it a bullhorn.
    – zzxjoanw
    May 20, 2016 at 9:15
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    Yeah, a bullhorn is a hollow conical device which, without any sort of amplification, directs the voice. A megaphone is a device which serves the same purpose but which employs a microphone, amplifier, and loudspeaker.
    – Hot Licks
    May 20, 2016 at 11:09
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    @HotLicks - No. Both terms refer to the same thing and both predate electronic amplification. Only the obsolete speaking trumpet would refer solely to an unamplified device.
    – bye
    May 20, 2016 at 13:36
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    If it weren't for the picture, I'd be suggesting a vuvuzela.
    – mwfearnley
    May 20, 2016 at 14:41

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A megaphone or loud hailer. They are commonly used at outdoor political rallies.

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    I'm going to guess that loud hailer is common in some non-US variant of English. In USA English, I've only ever heard megaphone and bullhorn. May 20, 2016 at 16:27
  • I think "loud hailer" is probably a nautical term.
    – Hot Licks
    May 20, 2016 at 17:22
  • I think the problem for the British is they like neither of the words 'mega' or 'bull'
    – JMP
    May 20, 2016 at 17:26

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