boom box


Definition of boom box

: a usually large portable stereophonic radio and tape or CD player

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On the ground floor, Prager and her assistants had remade a shop’s windows into those of an electronics store called Eddie’s, complete with nineties-era cassette boom boxes and clock radios. Megan K. Stack, The New Yorker, "Alex Prager is a photographer and filmmaker who lives in Los Angeles.," 1 Sep. 2019 Gathered before him is a large plastic tub of belongings, two plastic bags of clothes stacked in a laundry bin, and an oversized stereo boom box, accounting for essentially all the worldly possessions McKenzie brought to Buffalo. John Wawrow, The Denver Post, "Bills’ Isaiah McKenzie is all packed up, but hoping to stay," 27 Aug. 2019 Ride on: Break-dancing performances are a common scene on BART trains these days, with young men dancing to boom box beats and performing gymnastic tricks inside the moving BART car, then passing the cup for tips. Phil Matier,, "All that noise coming from Washington turning Calif. voters numb," 4 Aug. 2019 The activities room was decorated with balloons, and music played on a boom box. Los Angeles Times, "Column One: He’d been kept alive with tubes for nearly 17 years. Who is he, and is it possible he’s conscious?," 1 Aug. 2019 Maya’s and Anna’s bedrooms are filled with nostalgic props, like flower pillows; Got Milk?, boy band, and troll posters; boom boxes; floral wallpaper; and cloud bedding. Ilana Kaplan, Curbed, "Why we’re obsessed with the TV teen bedroom," 14 Aug. 2019 All rooms have buttery Parachute Home robes and Aesop amenities, and are equipped with portable boom boxes to tote to the beach and Apple TVs for late night Netflix watching. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, "Santa Monica Proper Hotel Review: First In," 22 July 2019 These little Bluetooth speakers resemble an old school boom box but are small enough to fit in a pocket. Christen A. Johnson,, "Summer’s 12 coolest kids’ toys," 21 July 2019 Baldwin Beach This half-mile-long playground draws couples, groups of friends with boom boxes, and families who favor blow-up rafts, masks and snorkels. Allen Pierleoni, The Mercury News, "8 spectacular Lake Tahoe beaches for maximum frolic," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of boom box

1981, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of boom box

: a large portable radio and often tape deck or CD player with two attached speakers

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Kids Definition of boom box

: a large portable radio and CD or tape player

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