sub·​woof·​er ˈsəb-ˈwu̇-fər How to pronounce subwoofer (audio)
: a loudspeaker responsive only to the lowest acoustic frequencies

Examples of subwoofer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carter made use of the club’s subwoofers with his flashlight, putting his humorously sharp beatboxing party starter skills on display to test the limits of the Kookaburra’s sound system. Nate Jackson, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2024 The bar also revealed solid overhead effects for Dolby Atmos in our short audition, thanks to its 13-speaker array, which also included a subwoofer and satellite speaker pairing. Ryan Waniata, WIRED, 17 Apr. 2024 There’s even the option to add a subwoofer for those who like to hear their teacups rattle. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 The Andover-One, powered by a 150-watt Class D amplifier, comes with multiple analog and digital inputs to connect CD players or music streamers as well as an output for an optional subwoofer. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for subwoofer 

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First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subwoofer was in 1975

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“Subwoofer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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sub·​woof·​er -ˈwu̇f-ər How to pronounce subwoofer (audio)
: a loudspeaker producing only the lowest frequencies

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