sound truck


: a truck equipped with a loudspeaker

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The South Texas Trail Riders have heard the yodeling over the speakers of a sound truck starting about 5 a.m. each day since Feb. 4, when the 150-mile ride began just outside Corpus Christi. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Feb. 2022 Health officials have sent a sound truck onto the streets of Latino neighborhoods in Southeast Baltimore to blast vaccine messages and dispel myths. Stephanie García,, 22 Feb. 2021 Officers came in from the south, and the sound truck made announcements telling those in the area to disperse, Sgt. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 8 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 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., 5 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sound truck was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Sound truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

sound truck

: a truck equipped with a loudspeaker
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