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 Toyota also offers a ten-inch subwoofer, which track day fanatics will be happy to hear is removable for maximum weight reduction. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2021 Then there are the two rear speakers and the subwoofer. Maren Estrada, BGR, 9 Aug. 2021 This brings you to almost exactly $2,500 without the subwoofer. Star Tribune, 18 June 2021 Everything being a little oversized is particularly characterized by the subwoofer, which is huge. Maren Estrada, BGR, 9 Aug. 2021 There’s also a $120 version that comes with a wireless subwoofer. Maren Estrada, BGR, 30 June 2021 This is a quality bar from Samsung that usually costs a bit more, with a wireless subwoofer for better bass than stand-alone bars. Parker Hall, Wired, 22 June 2021 Unlike single soundbar systems, a five-channel surround sound setup will usually include satellite speakers for placement behind your seating area and a dedicated subwoofer in addition to the main soundbar. Popular Science, 18 Dec. 2020 Which would be preferable to use with my subwoofer? Star Tribune, 25 June 2021

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First Known Use of subwoofer

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Subwoofer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of subwoofer

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

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