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A magical megaphone is similar to a Muggle megaphone, however, it is bewitched to amplify the user's voice much more than the Muggle version.

It's popularly used to commentate on Quidditch matches at Hogwarts, but can presumably be used at other types of sporting events as well. It is possible the megaphone has been bewitched with the Sonorus charm, though it is unknown whether the charm can be cast on an object.

History

Quidditch commentation

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Lee Jordan commentating with the magical megaphone.

Lee Jordan used the magical megaphone to commentate on Quidditch matches during the 1991–1992,[1] 1992–1993,[2] 1993–1994,[3][4] and 1995–1996 school years, the last being his final year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[5]

During the 1996–1997 school year, Zacharias Smith became Jordan's first successor, taking over Jordan's duties, and commentated the match between Gryffindor and Slytherin with the magical megaphone.[6] As Smith played for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team, Luna Lovegood took over instead for at least one game in which Hufflepuff played.[7]

It is unknown whether Quidditch was played during 1997, however, it is likely that, after Lord Voldemort's downfall, Quidditch was continued to be played at Hogwarts and so the magical megaphone presumably came back into use.

Other use

In 1993, Minerva McGonagall announced that the final match of the season would be cancelled using a similar, purple megaphone, possibly the same one.[8]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 11 (Quidditch)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10 (The Rogue Bludger)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 13 (Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw)
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 15 (The Quidditch Final)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 19 (The Lion and the Serpent)
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 14 (Felix Felicis)
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 19 (Elf Tails)
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 14 (Cornelius Fudge)