clock radio


Definition of clock radio

: a combination clock and radio device in which the clock can be set to turn on the radio at a designated time

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Steven Earl Parent, 18, visiting the estate to sell a clock radio to a caretaker, was the first of the five killed. al, "Alabama born celebrity hairdresser died defending Sharon Tate from Manson Family," 9 Aug. 2019 Other gadgets that have stayed the course: camcorders, radios, clock radios, desk phones, and DVRs. Shannon Liao, CNN, "Why people still love retro technology like iPods and instant-film cameras," 12 July 2019 The face of the clock radio casts a soft orange light through the hotel room. Mark Curnutte,, "4 addresses in 4 months: This is what poverty looks like for this Cincinnati family," 10 July 2019 The shift from rectangular blinking clock radio to smartphone alarm has really brought out the weirdos in us all. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, "How Do You Snooze? What Your Alarm Clock Style Says About You," 29 May 2018 An awesome clock radio What’s the deal with alarm clocks being stuck in 1995? Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Genius new uses for that old iPhone," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of clock radio

1949, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of clock radio

: a radio that includes a clock and that can be set so that the radio turns on at a particular time

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