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- "But her final words were drowned as a different voice echoed through the hall. It was high, cold, and clear: There was no telling where it came from; it seemed to issue from the walls themselves."
- —Effects of the Amplifying Charm[src]
The Amplifying Charm (Sonorus) was a charm that could be used to amplify the targeted sound, be it a person's voice or a piece of equipment. The counter-charm to this spell was the Quietening Charm.
This charm was particularly useful for amplifying one's voice, although using it on oneself for a long period of time will result in hoarseness thereafter. When using the charm on an inanimate object one must simply point their wand at the device and either verbally or non-verbally incite the incantation.
|Albus Dumbledore||30 October, 1991||
Dumbledore used this spell wandlessly in 1991 to calm down the students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the Hallowe'en feast after Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor Quirinus Quirrell came screaming into the Great Hall, yelling about a troll in the Dungeons.
|1994–1995 school year||Dumbledore used the spell several times during the Triwizard Tournament to get the students attention before and after each task.|
|Minerva McGonagall||1992-1993 school year||Professor McGonagall used this spell to summon the staff to the second-floor corridor when the Heir of Slytherin wrote a message on the wall in blood, and brought Ginny Weasley to the Chamber of Secrets.|
|Ludovic Bagman||25 August, 1994||Bagman used the spell to set off the 422nd Quidditch World Cup between the Irish National Quidditch team and Bulgarian National Quidditch team.|
|24 November, 1994||Used it to comment First Task of Triwizard Tournament.|
|24 February, 1995||Used it to comment Second Task of Triwizard Tournament.|
|24 June, 1995||Used it to comment Third Task of Triwizard Tournament.|
|Molly Weasley||25 December, 1997||Molly Weasley used this spell to turn up the volume on the radio in 1997 to be able to listen to Celestina Warbeck, her favourite witch singer, after she was annoyed by Fleur Delacour talking loudly.|
|Lord Voldemort||2 May, 1998||Voldemort used this spell in 1998 to announce his ultimatum to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the Battle of Hogwarts.|
Behind the scenes
- The charm was only used by Dumbledore in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it was Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge that used this spell, as Ludovic Bagman was cut from the film.
- In the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 game, a black/grey cloud appears in the air above those who have to hear Voldemort's messages.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)
- Harry Potter: The Character Vault (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)
- ↑ Pottermore - see this URL
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 16 (The Chamber of Secrets)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 26 (The Second Task)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 31 (The Third Task)
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 16 (A Very Frosty Christmas)
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
- ↑ Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery