loud·​speak·​er | \ ˈlau̇d-ˌspē-kər How to pronounce loudspeaker (audio) \

Definition of loudspeaker

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

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Champagne flows liberally as loudspeakers pump out classical music, adding an air of sophistication to an already high-brow affair. Fortune, "Letter From Pebble Beach: What a Disappointing Classic Car Auction Tells us About the 1%—and the Economy," 24 Aug. 2019 The new model is likely to have two tweeters (a type of loudspeaker), down from seven in the current HomePod. Los Angeles Times, "Apple’s next line of iPhones is all about the camera," 22 Aug. 2019 Authorities used sound trucks and loudspeakers to remind demonstrators of both sides to stay out of the streets or they would be arrested. Fox News, "Portland mayor praises police after 'largely peaceful' day of far-right, far-left demonstrations," 17 Aug. 2019 Negotiators began trying to communicate with the suspect using a loudspeaker. Chico Er, The Mercury News, "Chico standoff: After hours of lockdown, police find suspect isn’t inside," 16 Aug. 2019 Disturbance, Hilliard Boulevard On Aug. 8 a resident reported an intoxicated man had been screaming into a loudspeaker somewhere on Detroit Road for nearly an hour. cleveland.com, "Karaoke night at Westwood Country Club causes disturbance: Rocky River Police Blotter," 15 Aug. 2019 The demonstrators banged on drums, blew whistles, and screamed through blaring loudspeakers. Patricia Mazzei, BostonGlobe.com, "Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection, leaves party post," 21 July 2019 The demonstrators banged on drums, blew whistles and screamed through blaring loudspeakers. New York Times, "Defying Protests, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico Says He Will Stay On," 21 July 2019 Some American companies have halted or delayed plans to expand domestic plants as tariffs on Chinese imports increase the cost of products from bicycle parts to the components used to assemble loudspeakers. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "‘Reshoring’ Report Finds Factory Work Not Returning to U.S.," 12 July 2019

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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


loud·​speak·​er | \ ˈlau̇d-ˈspē-kər How to pronounce loudspeaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of loudspeaker

: an electronic device that makes sound louder

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