jukebox

noun
juke·​box | \ ˈjük-ˌbäks How to pronounce jukebox (audio) \

Definition of jukebox

: a coin-operated phonograph or compact-disc player that automatically plays recordings selected from its list Cable TV … is now bringing you an all-music-video network that is the TV equivalent of a barroom jukebox.— Peter Ainslie broadly : any automatic music player that plays selections from a publicly available list

Examples of jukebox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The jukebox orchestra with SF Symphony musicians driving around on a flatbed truck. Robert Morast, SFChronicle.com, "The future is past: A wrap-up conversation with the editors and designer of the Throughline," 6 Sep. 2020 Patrons danced to Robertson’s favorite blues records played on the jukebox or to classic hits played by DJs like Verna Mae Jones and record producer Walter Moorehead. Katy Reckdahl, NOLA.com, "'Junior' Robertson, longtime bar owner and a Treme icon, dies at 91," 4 Sep. 2020 Often nestled tightly into residential areas, the common denominator for patrons isn’t their age or the type of music on the jukebox but rather a convivial appeal, shaped by their neighborhood and regulars over the years. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "For closed New Orleans neighborhood bars, the question isn't when they'll reopen. It's if they can.," 20 Aug. 2020 There’s no jukebox, no pool table, and no island bar like the one Sam Malone worked behind. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, "Boston’s 'Cheers' Replica Bar Is Closing Down," 19 Aug. 2020 Freddy’s senior, was a towering jukebox star of jazz and popular music who sold more than 50 million records before his death from lung cancer in 1965 at age 45. Adam Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Freddy Cole, jazz musician who emerged from shadow of brother Nat ‘King’ Cole, dies at 88," 30 June 2020 Other groups that have sued in local courts include jukebox and pinball-machine companies and day-care operators. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "Judge denies attempt by Columbus bars to block Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s order cutting off alcohol sales at 10 p.m.," 5 Aug. 2020 Freddy’s senior, was a towering jukebox star of jazz and popular music who sold more than 50 million records before his death from lung cancer in 1965 at age 45. Adam Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Freddy Cole, jazz musician who emerged from shadow of brother Nat ‘King’ Cole, dies at 88," 30 June 2020 Freddy’s senior, was a towering jukebox star of jazz and popular music who sold more than 50 million records before his death from lung cancer in 1965 at age 45. Adam Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Freddy Cole, jazz musician who emerged from shadow of brother Nat ‘King’ Cole, dies at 88," 30 June 2020

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First Known Use of jukebox

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jukebox

from dialect jukehouse brothel, from juke to have sexual intercourse with, of Atlantic Creole origin; akin to Jamaican English juk to poke, stab, Krio chuk

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“Jukebox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jukebox. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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jukebox

noun
How to pronounce jukebox (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of jukebox

: a machine that plays music when money is put into it

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