sound card

noun

: 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, 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, 22 Aug. 2019 The rest Some other notable CES announcements: EVGA got into sound cards. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, 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, 28 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

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 25 Jul. 2024.

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