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 Big-ticket items already sold at Wolf Gallery include a jukebox — for $25,000, an old gas pump and a real Coca-Cola machine. Marcia Heroux Pounds, sun-sentinel.com, "5 new reasons to shop at stores -- not just online," 7 Nov. 2019 Smoke was heavy, the four pool tables were busy and the Marshall Tucker Band was twanging out of a jukebox. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, "Hurricane Dorian’s thunderous surf is awesome, fearsome relief to tedium in Brevard County," 3 Sep. 2019 Extra points for the Psychedelic Furs on the terrific jukebox. Chris Erskine, latimes.com, "Our favorite ‘noir bars,’ dark sanctuaries on a blistering summer day," 27 June 2019 Old Hollywood dump, Moorish crown moldings, a beatnik patio and a jukebox with a bartender override (most jukes now give the bar staff veto power over bad taste). Chris Erskine, latimes.com, "Our favorite ‘noir bars,’ dark sanctuaries on a blistering summer day," 27 June 2019 The points leader gets back in victory lane for the first time since 2015 and takes home another Crosley jukebox. Jason Hoffman, Cincinnati.com, "Here's how to watch, odds to win and picks for NASCAR race week at Kentucky Speedway," 12 June 2019 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

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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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The first known use of jukebox was in 1939

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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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