sound card

noun

Definition of sound card

: a circuit board in a computer system designed to produce or reproduce sound

Examples of sound card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s unknown but having what amounts to a third player in sound cards can only be good for PC audio ,which has always played second fiddle to sexier graphics cards, CPUs, and even storage. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "EVGA gets into sound cards with Nu Audio, a high-end board that delivers 'lifelike' gaming," 8 Jan. 2019 Also keep in mind, a USB dongle that houses a sound card is needed to access these options and DTS:X 2.0 audio. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Review: Logitech G Pro X is a complete package for gamers," 22 Aug. 2019 The rest Some other notable CES announcements: EVGA got into sound cards. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "6 important CES 2019 reveals and trends that PC enthusiasts need to know about," 11 Jan. 2019 The core part of an audio stack is buffers filled with sound data; the application fills the buffer, the sound card plays data from the buffer. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X, part III," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of sound card

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sound card was in 1983

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“Sound card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sound%20card. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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sound card

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sound card

computers : a device in a computer system designed to produce or reproduce sound

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