stereo

1 of 2

noun

ste·​reo ˈster-ē-ˌō How to pronounce stereo (audio)
ˈstir-
plural stereos
1
2
[by shortening]
a
: stereophonic reproduction
b
: a stereophonic sound system

stereo

2 of 2

adjective

1
b
: produced by or as if by means of a stereotype
2

Examples of stereo in a Sentence

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Noun
The MatePad Pro is great as a media consumption machine, with six stereo speakers that pump out loud and full audio. Ben Sin, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Controls here are limited but do offer adjustments to sibilance, EQ, stereo width, and loudness. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, 6 Feb. 2024 Wireless smartphone charging, rear-seat USB charging ports and a JBL stereo system are optional. James Raia, The Mercury News, 14 Jan. 2024 Other additions include an 8.0-inch touchscreen display for rear passengers, ambient lighting, and a new 17-speaker stereo system. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 11 Jan. 2024 This dishwasher would start to go, or the coffee maker would start to go, or the stereo would just turn on at full volume. Lydia Price, Peoplemag, 20 Oct. 2023 Her other albums in the top 10 are Midnights (No. 3), Folklore (No. 5), Lover (No. 6) and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) (No. 10), as Swift becomes the first living artist to place five albums in the top 10 simultaneously (since the survey combined stereo and mono releases in 1963). Xander Zellner, Billboard, 5 Dec. 2023 The Blink-182 drummer's display also features musical props, including a silver stereo and a red-and-white striped drum set. Erin Clements, Peoplemag, 2 Dec. 2023 The specs are basic but the same as Google’s HD stick: full HD (1080p) resolution, stereo sound, 1.5GB RAM, and 8GB storage. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, The Verge, 28 Nov. 2023
Adjective
The stereo speakers built into the Clarity Max screens are perhaps the weak point of the product because they are limited to an output of 5W per channel, which wouldn’t be enough for use in a meeting room. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 Share [Findings] Scientists trained subjects to exercise control over a single neuron, linked the hippocampus to regret, and concluded that humans smell in stereo. Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 17 Jan. 2024 Craft also wisely employs Bernie Grundman, who earned a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for his stellar achievements with audio equalization, compression, sound limiting, stereo enhancement and lacquer cutting. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Dec. 2023 Krist was driving me out to Kurt’s house, where I was supposed to give him a Leadbelly biography, and then on the drive back, Krist put the tape of the freshly mixed In Utero in his car stereo, and listened through it for the first time in his car, as opposed to the studio. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 2 Nov. 2023 Turn down the volume on your television, music, and car stereo—especially in urban and residential areas where people can overhear your entertainment. Gabriella Sotelo, Treehugger, 26 July 2023 In the Settings menu, tap System > Move 2 to set up a stereo pair with another unit, adjust basic treble and bass EQ levels, and disable the Loudness button (on by default). PCMAG, 18 Sep. 2023 The original window sticker shows a long options list that includes air conditioning, an AM-FM stereo, six-way power seats, and the aforementioned electric sunroof. Brendan McAleer, Car and Driver, 10 Sep. 2023 To make them, Bleach producer Jack Endino reconstructed the live tracks from stereo soundboard tapes. Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 5 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of stereo was circa 1823

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“Stereo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereo. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

stereo

1 of 2 noun
ste·​reo ˈster-ē-ˌō How to pronounce stereo (audio)
ˈstir-
1
: stereophonic reproduction
2
: a stereophonic sound system

stereo

2 of 2 adjective
1
: of or relating to the seeing of objects in three dimensions
2

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