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Both mike and mic commonly appear as shortened forms of microphone, but mike is the accepted spelling in most dictionaries. Mic presents difficulties because it looks like it should be pronounced mick and because it produces the problematic participles miced and micing. Miked and miking work better. Of course, however the word is spelled, it is a verb mainly in the phrase mic/mike up, meaning to put a mic on someone or something.

mic, mike, mic'ed, miked, micing, miking


okay. ever wonder which way was correct for turning this abbreviated word into a participle or past tense verb? well it has driven (it done drove) me crazy for too long so here's the entry on in all its glory:

mike Audio pronunciation of "mic" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (mk) Informal
n. also mic (mk)

A microphone.

tr.v. miked, mik·ing, mikes