boom box


Definition of boom box

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

Examples of boom box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like dancing under a giant, bedazzled boom box in the final? Lynette Rice,, "Dancing With the Stars finale recap: The season 29 winner is...," 24 Nov. 2020 The private label has expanded to include TVs, a boom box and accessories such as cables and speakers. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Walmart launches its own Geek Squad version with tech kiosks in Dallas-area stores," 12 Oct. 2020 Imagine what that minute and 42 seconds did to legions of rock-hungry teenagers who heard it for the first (and second, and 1000th) time coming out of their big brother’s boom box from 1978 on. Will Collier, National Review, "The Virtuosity and Creativity of Van Halen," 7 Oct. 2020 Concerned about their boom box getting wet, Foti moved it out of harm’s way. Tom Maxwell, Longreads, "Shelved: Jeff Buckley’s Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk," 10 Aug. 2020 As the night wore on, a hip-hop artist who goes by the name NO$HU did free-style rapping as a boom box blared. oregonlive, "Leaders in Thursday night crowd called out violence, turned focus away from federal courthouse in Portland," 31 July 2020 During her teenage years, the Backstreet Boys blared from a boom box in her bedroom. Miriam Jordan, New York Times, "A Woman Without a Country: Adopted at Birth and Deportable at 30," 7 July 2020 Coming out of someone’s brownstone or bodega or a boom box, there's always one song. NBC News, "Public Enemy anthem 'Fight the Power' struck chord long before Black Lives Matter protests," 20 June 2020 One friend chose to pose in a lace gown and giant pink bunny slippers, another with a boom box on their lap. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "A Young Fashion Photographer’s Intimate FaceTime Portraits," 23 May 2020

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First Known Use of boom box

1981, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2020

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“Boom box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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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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