surround sound


Definition of surround sound

: sound reproduction that often uses three or more transmission channels to enhance the illusion of a live hearing

Examples of surround sound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The great room offers golf course views, a 30-foot ceiling, hanging remote fire fixtures and surround sound. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Cindy O’Gorman presents Allen estate with golf course views," 4 July 2020 Apple also announced new features for its AppleTV platform, and new spatial audio features coming to AirPods Pro, seeking to simulate the effects of a surround sound system without the extra speakers. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "The 5 Most Exciting Things Apple Announced at its Virtual WWDC 2020," 22 June 2020 Apple's Airpod Pro model will also get the ability to make sounds seem to come from different physical places, like a TV with surround sound. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "WWDC 2020: Here are all the big Apple announcements," 22 June 2020 The addition of spatial audio could create a whole new love of surround sound to the ears of more average listeners. Wired Staff, Wired, "Here’s Everything Apple Announced at WWDC (So Far)," 22 June 2020 Further Reading Sonos launches a new mini soundbar, pegs AirPlay 2 support for July The headline feature here is support for Dolby’s Atmos surround sound technology, a feature many Sonos users have long requested from the company. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Sonos Arc is the long-awaited Playbar update with Dolby Atmos support," 6 May 2020 Record your graduation speeches in surround sound or create audio files compatible with 360-degree VR videography. Tony Vaz, Popular Science, "The best gear for recording audio," 6 Feb. 2020 Both the game room and the media room with tiered flooring are pre-wired for surround sound. Dallas News, "Dee Evans offers Rockwall home with RV garage/shop, pool," 9 May 2020 Then, in surround sound, a song reverberates through the forest. Matt Blitz, Washington Post, "D.C.’s official bird, the wood thrush, has been disappearing from these parts," 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of surround sound

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of surround sound was in 1954

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8 Jul 2020

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“Surround sound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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