boom box


Definition of boom box

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

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So a home stereo with a small antenna mounted near a window or on the outside of your house will fare better than a boom box. Heather Newman, ELLE Decor, "Radio Revamp," 5 July 2012 Amateurs are invited to join jam sessions, drum circles and even a boom box parade in celebration of Make Music Day, which includes 4,500 events in more than 70 U.S. cities. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, "Where to celebrate ‘Make Music Day’ across the USA," 15 June 2018 Yes, of course, for sure, the Cubs should have a day to welcome Sammy Sosa’s smashed boom box back to Wrigley. Steve Rosenbloom,, "Did the Cubs get the extended warranty when they purchased Yu Darvish?," 3 May 2018 The props range from medieval armor to modern-day boom boxes, muscular embodiments singing with the global promise that black culture in this part of Africa held in the 1970’s. Chris Abani, The New Republic, "Capturing a lost era in Sanlé Sory’s studio portraits in Burkina Faso," 19 Apr. 2018 The 'Say Anything' boom box beats again Parzival hoists Lloyd Dobler’s (John Cusack's) boombox from Cameron Crowe's 1989 youth romance Say Anything to urge troops into battle during Ready's climax. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Spoilers: The top 10 pop-culture Easter eggs in Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'," 31 Mar. 2018 Occupied West Bank, 2018, Bedouin women of Palestinian community of Zanba throw an impromptu celebration, armed only with a small boom box and clapping, with visitors from a mobile community theatre., "On Muslim Women's Day, Portraits Of Resilience And Strength," 27 Mar. 2018 There's a miniature palette, a felt-tip eyeliner, a mascara, and a Barbie baseball cap, all included in a collectible box that looks like an '80s-style boom box. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "Sephora Is Launching a Barbie-Themed Makeup Collection," 25 Mar. 2018 Roberto Romero-Molina conducted sound experiments as a teenager, using boom boxes. Lisa Deaderick,, "For this artist, sound speaks volumes," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of boom box

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boom box was in 1981

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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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