sound·​bar | \ ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌbär How to pronounce soundbar (audio) \
variants: or sound bar
plural soundbars or sound bars

Definition of soundbar

: a rectangular audio device that transmits sound (as from a television or computer) via multiple loudspeakers contained in a single enclosure A soundbar is designed to take the audio from a television and turn it into virtual 3D surround sound without having to do complicated wiring or stringing speaker boxes throughout the room.— Rick Nathanson

First Known Use of soundbar

1990, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Soundbar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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