beatboxing

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noun beat·box·ing \ˈbēt-ˌbäk-siŋ\

Definition of beatboxing

  1. :  a musical style and technique based on the solo unaccompanied vocal imitation of percussion and turntabling sounds They were both rhyming, and I was more into break-dancing and beatboxing. — Busta Rhymes, quoted in Spin, July 2006

beatbox

\ˈbēt-ˌbäks\ intransitive verb,

beatboxed

;

beatboxing

;

beatboxes

Lewis beatboxes into Time of the Season. He grabs an acoustic guitar and sings She Will Be Loved. — Olivia Barker, USA Today, 9 July 2007

beatboxer

noun, plural

beatboxers

Dokaka, a Japanese-born beatboxer, lets loose rapid-fire noises in the middle range. — Bruce McCall, New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2004

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1987

First Known Use of beatboxing

1987


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