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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The 15,846-square foot home included a spa, swimming pool, elevator, home theater and ocean views, the sort of immaculate space that might appeal to a multimillionaire with a wife, three children and a burgeoning business empire off the court. Nathan Fenno, latimes.com, "LeBron James dropped hints for a year that he would join Lakers," 3 July 2018 Built in 1993, the two-story house has nine baths, high ceilings, three fireplaces, a first-floor master suite with his and hers walk-in closets and a more than 3,000-square-foot basement with a bar, home theater, exercise room and playroom. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Lake Forest home retired Chicago Bears player James 'Big Cat' Williams lost to foreclosure on market for $998,500," 25 Apr. 2018 The home also has a private gym, home theater, multiple kitchens and laundry rooms. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Luxury homes: Former NFL player sells $10.3M Scottsdale mansion with lazy river," 4 June 2018 For the dad that loves TV & Home Theater A tried and true Father's Day staple, the gift of a home theater upgrade is sure to impress. Reviewed Staff, USA TODAY, "The 24 best Father's Day gifts of 2018," 8 June 2018 And this 10,000-square-foot house features customized Fendi design throughout with a home theater, private gym, several fireplaces and a four-car garage. Jose Lambiet, miamiherald, "Phil Collins' ex-wife's ex-second husband selling Beach mansion," 6 June 2018 This, combined with a recent FCC filing for a new home theater smart speaker means Sonos could be working on a follow-up for the Playbar, or an entirely new device. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Sonos is now offering discounted speaker and turntable bundle sets," 21 May 2018 There is also an outdoor courtyard, a home theater, a gym, a wine cellar and a hydronic radiant heat system that melts snow on the stoop, Mr. Dankner said. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Manhattan Townhouse Sets a New Record," 11 July 2018 With room for three dozen overnight guests, the house has a game room, home theater, sports courts and multiple kitchens. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Vacation rental enters Orlando's top-mansions scene," 23 Jan. 2018

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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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