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
Recent Examples of jukebox from the Web
Hiring a DJ takes the pressure off the host—just remind your guests that DJs are artists, not jukeboxes.
The beer is cheap, the food is surprisingly good (don’t skip the wings), and the jukebox is packed with current tunes and old favorites.
Baby Driver' Director Edgar Wright brings all his talents to bear with his mashup of crime films and jukebox musicals.
The way people have consumed songs has changed as much as the genres and the styles, from the phonograph to the jukebox, eight-tracks to cassette tapes, CDs to MP3s, and from there to up the cloud.
Mr. Gildenhorn’s throwback restaurant, with its all-day breakfast menu, milkshakes and meatloaf, along with a jukebox playing hits from the ’50s, became a neighborhood institution.
That’s how Edgar Wright’s jukebox thrill ride Baby Driver works too.
Staff can gather there, have coffee together or a glass of wine at the end of the day, spin some vinyl or play some music on the jukebox.
The results have the romanticism of a pre-1964 jukebox, and the Sisters are likely to carry that feeling to the stage.
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Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 1939See Words from the same year
JUKEBOX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jukebox for English Language Learners
: a machine that plays music when money is put into it
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