loud·speak·er | \ˈlau̇d-ˌspē-kər \

Definition of loudspeaker 

: a device that changes electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance

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Their songs were transmitted all over the city through loudspeakers, Shaidayi remembers. Maija Liuhto, Longreads, "A Music So Beautiful the Birds Fell from the Trees," 28 June 2018 An announcement blared through the loudspeakers in several languages, telling all of the Nazis in the camp to lay down their weapons and report to the headquarters, Turgel recounted in April. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, "‘Bride of Belsen’: Holocaust survivor who took care of Anne Frank dies at 95," 11 June 2018 Instead of pumping sound through traditional loudspeakers at volume high enough to reach people in all areas of a large physical space, beamforming audio targets sound more precisely, allowing a consistent volume throughout the arena. Randy Lewis, latimes.com, "Madison Square Garden cites Ray Bradbury as an influence on upcoming Sphere Arena in Las Vegas," 27 Apr. 2018 The South actually began blaring propaganda reports across the border through high-decibel loudspeakers more than 50 years ago. John Bacon, ajc, "South Korea stops blasting K-pop at North Korea across the DMZ ahead of nuclear talks," 23 Apr. 2018 Officers surrounded the house, in the 1100 block of U Street Northwest, and demanded over a loudspeaker for anyone inside the house to come out, charging papers say. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "Police: Suspect in Auburn woman’s killing claims she was using voodoo on him," 3 July 2018 The music — recorded by Mitchell — playing over the loudspeaker is haunting and captivating. Ben Brazil, latimes.com, "‘Ghost Stories and Fairy Tales’ exhibit blends nostalgia, surrealism and mystery at Muzeo Museum in Anaheim," 7 June 2018 As players trickled out of the locker room just after 10:30 a.m., each getting a bigger ovation than the one before, a woman's voice came over the loudspeaker and said the doors were officially closed. Jesse Dougherty, chicagotribune.com, "Las Vegas, shaken by tragedy, finds an unlikely rallying point: Its first-year NHL team," 27 May 2018 The air was electric, festivalgoers frantically pushing forward when the lights went off and a voice came over the loudspeaker welcoming the crowd to Beyoncé’s homecoming 2018. Kristin Scharkey, USA TODAY, "Review: Beyoncé leaves no question who runs the world in Coachella set with Destiny's Child," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of loudspeaker

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of loudspeaker was in 1920

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English Language Learners Definition of loudspeaker

: a device that is used to make sound (such as music or a person's voice) louder and to send it out so that many people can hear it in a public space


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Kids Definition of loudspeaker

: an electronic device that makes sound louder

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