beatboxing

noun beat·box·ing \ ˈbēt-ˌbäk-siŋ \

Definition of beatboxing

:a musical style and technique based on the vocal imitation of percussion sounds
  • They were both rhyming, and I was more into break-dancing and beatboxing.
  • —Busta Rhymes

beatbox

play \ˈbēt-ˌbäks\ intransitive verb
    • Lewis beatboxes into Time of the Season. He grabs an acoustic guitar and sings She Will Be Loved.
    • —Olivia Barker

beatboxer

noun
    • Dokaka, a Japanese-born beatboxer, lets loose rapid-fire noises in the middle range.
    • —Bruce McCall

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First Known Use of beatboxing

1985


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