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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Once just the maker of humble streaming boxes, Roku is slowly spreading into every facet of the home theater experience. Wired, "Roku Debuts a Soundbar, and It Comes With a Roku Built In," 4 Sep. 2019 The home comes with a home theater, a guest house and an exercise room with full sauna and steam room. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Paradise Valley mansion with full steam room and sauna sells for $7.4M," 1 July 2019 Walls of glass, sport courts and home theaters are among the luxurious features in some of this week's priciest home sales in metro Phoenix. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Scottsdale mansion surrounded by Sonoran Desert landscape sells for $2.45M," 8 July 2019 The Birds' 4-bedroom, 6-bath vacation home boasts a gourmet kitchen, state-of-the-art home theater with seating for 10, an infinity pool and 4-car garage. Indianapolis Star, "Larry Bird's $2.3 million Indianapolis mansion for sale; his Naples home off the market," 19 June 2019 Dressed in Portuguese limestone, Calcutta marble and walls of glass, the multi-level mansion holds seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a wine room and a 20-seat home theater. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "Top sales: Two deals north of $40 million bring the heat in May," 14 June 2019 On the lower level, there is an entertainment area with seating overlooking an indoor squash court, a home theater that doubles as a golf simulator and an indoor pool. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Another Ultraluxury Mansion Heads to the Auction Block," 1 Oct. 2018 The dispensary, the state’s fifth, will sit between Mattress Warehouse and Sprint in the new shopping center, which also features Metro Diner and Helzberg Diamonds, and will soon add a home theater store. USA TODAY, "Leaping frogs, spiny lobsters, hostile roosters: News from around our 50 states," 26 July 2019 Details: Built in 2006; five bedrooms, four full and one half bathroom; 6,505 square feet; pool; home theater; basement walks out to pool. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This $875K Center Grove home offers a picture-perfect view of the Indy skyline," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of home theater

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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