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

Examples of home theater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a two-story turret library, European village-style atrium bar and entertainment space, home theater, home spa with sauna and fully-equipped home gym with a climbing wall. oregonlive, "On the market: Portland area homes for sale with a decked-out gym," 13 June 2020 There is a wine cellar, a home theater and an exercise room indoors. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, "Former Pacers star Paul George puts $9,495,000 California home for sale," 12 June 2020 Some of the major highlights include an in-home theater, half-court basketball gym, huge backyard and expansive deck that overlooks the Bay. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Kevin Durant selling 9,100 square-foot Bay Area home for around $6M," 15 Apr. 2020 Among the luxury features at the properties: a home theater, courtyards and guest houses. Ebony Day, azcentral, "9,121-square-foot mansion in Scottsdale sells for almost $6M," 13 Apr. 2020 The home's jaw-dropping amenities include a state-of-the-art home theater room with vaulted ceilings and leather seating, as well as a kid's play room outfitted with retro arcade games. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "$5M high-tech home in Cypress offers over-the-top amenities, including a lazy river," 19 Aug. 2019 Outdoor amenities include a home theater and side patio. Dallas News, "New homes on the market spotlighted," 5 Apr. 2020 None of these soundbars will truly match a full, multi-speaker home theater setup — though some of the high-end ones might come close. Whitson Gordon, NBC News, "Best soundbars and TV speakers to shop 2020," 12 Mar. 2020 Sound bars can vary considerably in audio quality, however, and some will be better suited for a small apartment or bedroom than a large living room or dedicated home theater. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Sound Bars for Compact, Powerful Audio," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of home theater

1982, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jun 2020

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“Home theater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20theater. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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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