subwoofer

noun
sub·​woof·​er | \ ˈsəb-ˈwu̇-fər How to pronounce subwoofer (audio) \

Definition of subwoofer

: a loudspeaker responsive only to the lowest acoustic frequencies

Examples of subwoofer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Having a subwoofer at all does lend it some level of bass response. Corey Gaskin And Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Technica ultimate buying guide for your home office setup," 11 Sep. 2020 Like previous Vizio sound systems, the subwoofer will wirelessly pair with the soundbar. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "For $249, this 5.1 Vizio Home Theater setup is an easy way to boost TV audio quality," 12 Aug. 2020 This home theater setup includes a soundbar, left and right rear speakers and a subwoofer. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Hamilton is just the first reason to upgrade to Dolby Vision and Atmos," 8 July 2020 This Vizio soundbar offers tremendous value with a full 36-inch soundbar, a left and right speaker and a subwoofer. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Hamilton is just the first reason to upgrade to Dolby Vision and Atmos," 8 July 2020 This home theater setup includes a soundbar, left and right rear speakers and a subwoofer. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Hamilton is just the first reason to upgrade to Dolby Vision and Atmos," 8 July 2020 This home theater setup includes a soundbar, left and right rear speakers and a subwoofer. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Hamilton is just the first reason to upgrade to Dolby Vision and Atmos," 3 July 2020 The Echo Studio fires music in every direction, from the downward-facing subwoofer, the upward-facing midrange speaker, and two side-facing speakers. Matt Jancer, Wired, "20 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts on Sale Now," 18 June 2020 The $3,000 technology package bundles a Bang & Olufsen stereo, HD radio, a dozen speakers, a trunk subwoofer and CD player, blindspot warning and cross-traffic alerts, navigation and six-way driver’s seat with three memory settings. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Snakes alive! Shelby GT500 is the ultimate Mustang," 14 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of subwoofer

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Subwoofer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subwoofer. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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subwoofer

noun
How to pronounce subwoofer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of subwoofer

technical : a speaker (sense 5) that produces very low sounds

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