sound truck


Definition of sound truck

: a truck equipped with a loudspeaker

Examples of sound truck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the lack of a sparkling ball, revelers still gathered in Times Square during those years to welcome the New Year with a minute of silence and the ringing of chimes from sound trucks. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Everything you need to know about the Times Square New Year's Eve ball," 31 Dec. 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 On a sound truck set up outside the building, Lula’s allies gave speech after speech, late into the night, in an attempt to keep up the spirits of the crowd., "Lula Hunkers Down in Union Office After Arrest Deadline Passes," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sound truck

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Sound truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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