home theater


Definition of home theater 

: an entertainment system for the home that usually consists of a large television with video components (such as a DVD player and VCR) and an audio system offering surround sound

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For now, this do-it-all home theater system seems very interesting. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google and JBL’s all-in-one soundbar combines Android TV and Google Home," 7 May 2018 The product was originally at least partly positioned as a home theater PC, but those devices have gone the way of the dinosaurs thanks to streaming boxes like the Apple TV, video game consoles, and smart TVs. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "What Apple might announce at its October 30 “special event” in Brooklyn," 26 Oct. 2018 Bloomberg also reported that a new Mac Mini is in development and that Apple is aiming the upcoming desktop at power users, app developers, and customers who’ve used the Mini as a home theater PC. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Apple announces iPad Pro and Mac event for October 30th," 18 Oct. 2018 The nearly 13,000-square-foot main house has five bedrooms, an elevator, a safe room, a two-level gazebo, a home theater, an outdoor shower and a fireplace, according to the listing. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "DJ Khaled in Contract for $25.9 Million Miami Waterfront Home," 27 Sep. 2018 Set behind gates in the Westlake Village neighborhood, the 1993 Mediterranean compound contains such standout features as Brazilian rosewood flooring, tiled fireplaces, an elevator, a playroom and a state-of-the-art home theater. Neal J. Leitereg, The Seattle Times, "Filmmaker hopes to make a splash with sale of compound with two pools," 9 Oct. 2018 From the pool to the bar and home theater, this manse is the epitome of a Las Vegas party pad, without the hassle of the crowds and prying eyes of the Strip. Becky Bracken, Real Estate News and Advice | Realtor.com®, "'Pawn Stars' Star Chumlee Cuts Price on His Las Vegas Party Pad," 2 Oct. 2018 Our home features six bedrooms, five and a half baths, a walk-out basement, a billiard room and home theater complete with stadium seating and a 3-D projector. Olivia Rassow, ELLE Decor, "Would You House Sit For A Pop Star?," 29 Jan. 2014 Designed for entertaining, the home features a chef’s kitchen, a sound-proof home theater, a pub with a wet bar and fireplace, and Richards’ giant dressing room that was previously a home gym (sounds like our type of remodeling). Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "'Real Housewife' Kyle Richards Is Selling Her $7 Million Bel Air Estate," 8 Dec. 2017

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of home theater

: an entertainment system for your home that usually includes a large television, a DVD player or VCR, and a sound system with many speakers

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