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

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Kids enjoy the arcade games in the main dining room while a pool table and jukebox keep adults entertained in the lounge. Gerry Frank, oregonlive.com, "3 Estacada eateries worth a visit: Gerry Frank’s picks," 11 Aug. 2019 On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an influential 1927 recording session. Fortune, "How Taking Medical Students Into Coal Mines and Country Music Museums Helps Lure New Doctors to Rural Areas," 9 Aug. 2019 There is also a full-sized jukebox in the living room. Daily Pilot, "It’s now or never: Yorba Linda seniors will tie the knot at the 20th annual Elvis Festival," 16 Aug. 2019 The jukebox is gone, the condom machine has moved, walls were torn down to open the space and smoking is no longer allowed. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, "John Morgan rips remodeled Wally’s as ‘hipster bar’," 25 June 2019 The bio-musical becomes the latest of Broadway's many jukebox shows. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "Neil Diamond Bio-Musical Bound for Broadway," 1 July 2019 For those who packed themselves into the first few rows of the stage’s benches, Guided by Voices played classics from secret jukeboxes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2019: The National, Tori Kelly and more of the best and worst from the side stages on Day 5," 1 July 2019 There were two bars and rooms for dancing to the jukebox. Michael Wilson, New York Times, "The Night the Stonewall Inn Became a Proud Shrine," 27 June 2019 These bars often were run by the Mafia, which owned the cigarette machines and jukeboxes, and sold watered-down liquor. Chad Painter, The Conversation, "How the New York media covered the Stonewall riots," 19 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of jukebox

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

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