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

Examples of clock radio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one apartment, an alarm-clock radio rouses a bedraggled man who looks the way bad breath smells. New York Times, 3 June 2021 The burglar took a television, clock radio, clothing, meat from the refrigerator and other items, according to court records. Dallas News, 27 May 2021 It’s about the size of a clock radio, but more circular and recumbent in shape. Benjamin Levin, CNN Underscored, 18 Mar. 2021 Welcome to the 21st century version of the clock radio, with an LED display for the time and FM radio station being played, as well as a Bluetooth connection to play the music off your phone instead. Popular Science, 4 Mar. 2021 Rather than a clock radio or bluetooth speakers, each room has a turntable and an amplifier and is stocked with records that pay homage to New Orleanian musicians. Leslie Pariseau, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Oct. 2020 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, 1 Sep. 2019 Steven Earl Parent, 18, visiting the estate to sell a clock radio to a caretaker, was the first of the five killed. al, 9 Aug. 2019 Other gadgets that have stayed the course: camcorders, radios, clock radios, desk phones, and DVRs. Shannon Liao, CNN, 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of clock radio

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clock radio was in 1949

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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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