stereo

noun
ste·​reo | \ ˈster-ē-ˌō, ˈstir-\
plural stereos

Definition of stereo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 [ by shortening ]

a : stereophonic reproduction
b : a stereophonic sound system

stereo

adjective

Definition of stereo (Entry 2 of 2)

b : produced by or as if by means of a stereotype

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The volume on the stereo grew louder, snapping Burl Ives's jolly croon into a scalding screech. Anonymous, Good Housekeeping, "I Had to Choose Between Safety and My Mother," 21 Dec. 2018 The huge speaker grilles that flank the screen stereo might be an eyesore to some buyers, but having a rich audio experience on a phone can turn a decent mobile game and into a memorable one. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Razer Phone 2 review: it glows, but it doesn’t shine," 22 Oct. 2018 With folk music blasting from the stereos of parked cars, groups of protesters would break off from the crowds to link arms and cavort in concentric circles. Amie Ferris-rotman, Washington Post, "Did Armenia just dance its way to revolution?," 3 May 2018 And since there’s a speaker on each side of your TV, the stereo separation is better than what most $200 soundbars can achieve. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Roku TV Wireless Speakers review: easy listening," 29 Nov. 2018 Other amenities include a touchscreen stereo, GPS, rooftop air conditioning, propane heating system, and LED lighting. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Camper van with removable components can sleep a family," 21 Nov. 2018 The desk and dresser are loaded with even more artifacts, including a giant stereo, a stack of photography books, a collection of teacups, and an electric toothbrush. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Photos of Prince Harry's High School Dorm Room Resurface," 29 Aug. 2018 Taking the first steps beyond a basic TV or stereo setup can be intimidating. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Setup: Building a Great Home Entertainment System," 18 July 2018 Burglary An in-dash stereo and $3 in quarters were stolen June 27 from a 2006 Mazda parked in the 10400 block of Crown Road. Deborah Kadin, chicagotribune.com, "Police reports: Brick thrown through window of a car parked in Franklin Park," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

In addition to the notch, there's also a sizable bottom bezel featuring one of the two front stereo speakers. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Pixel 3 XL review—Google software deserves better than this hardware," 15 Oct. 2018 This interest ran the gamut from cars to stereo equipment, computers and even barbeque. courant.com, "Christopher W. Duarte," 1 July 2018 The update released this month adds HomePod stereo pairing and AirPlay 2 support. Josie Colt, WIRED, "All the Gear, Gadgets, and Apps We Loved in May," 31 May 2018 But one barometer never lies: the distinct boom of the speakers outfitted onto the cars driving down your block with windows open and stereo blaring. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Cardi B’s ‘I Like It’ Is the Song of the Summer," 29 May 2018 Our review unit included 16GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM, 256GB of storage in the form of a M.2 2280 PCIe SSD, stereo speakers, a Killer 1435 802.11ac 2×2 network adapter for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a 75WHr battery. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: Meet the child of Intel and AMD’s unholy union," 23 May 2018 The first step was to follow up on an old lead: stereo equipment that belonged to the victim's older brother, John-Paul Weidner, which was stolen from the Weidners' house at the time of the murder. Kristine Guerra, Indianapolis Star, "From the archives: Amy Weidner's 1989 cold-case murder solved by IMPD officer Bill Carter via Facebook," 17 Apr. 2014 Play some tunes: Mazda’s stereo sound remains excellent, about an A-, and among the best down here in the low end of the range. Scott Sturgis, Philly.com, "Mazda takes a good thing - its CX-5 - and tinkers with it," 17 Apr. 2018 This model has stereo speakers on the bottom (the iPad Pro has a better speaker configuration). Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "2018 iPad review: Content creation with compromises," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of stereo

Noun

circa 1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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stereo

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stereo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a piece of electronic equipment that plays the radio, CDs, etc., and that uses two speakers for the sound

: a way of recording and playing back sound so that the sound comes from two directions

stereo

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of stereo (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a system that directs sound through two speakers

stereo

noun
ste·​reo | \ ˈster-ē-ˌō, ˈstir-\
plural stereos

Kids Definition of stereo

: a sound system that reproduces the effect of listening to the original sound

Other Words from stereo

stereo adjective stereo speakers

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