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

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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 An independent filmmaker like Ken Burns wants to see that his programs don’t just disappear into the Netflix jukebox but will be carefully protected and curated in communities. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "We Can't Photoshop Our Way to Diversity: The Broadsheet," 13 June 2019 The pair ends up at a pub, where Corden serves as bartender and encourages patrons to use the jukebox. Fox News, "James Corden tears up during Paul McCartney's Liverpool 'Carpool Karaoke' visit," 2 Oct. 2018 The pair ends up at a pub, where Corden serves as bartender and encourages patrons to use the jukebox. Fox News, "James Corden tears up during Paul McCartney's Liverpool 'Carpool Karaoke' visit," 2 Oct. 2018 Detroit, Michigan The Siren Hotel In 1926, Robert Finn designed downtown Detroit’s famous Wurlitzer Building to house the musical instruments, pianos, movie-theater organs, jukeboxes, and radios made by the company bearing the edifice’s name. Jessica Flint, WSJ, "The Seattle Hotel Playbook," 3 Dec. 2018

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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

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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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