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 Additional comfort features include: a Burmester 3D surround sound system, power tilt/sliding panorama roof, power heated front seats with memory and a power liftgate. James Raia, The Mercury News, 18 Feb. 2024 Constantly having a camera on you, even for the sake of virtual surround sound, can be a privacy concern. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 13 Oct. 2023 Enjoy an epic watch party featuring eight HD screens with surround sound, plus game day food and drink specials and an after-party. Brittany Delay, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 Vision Pro includes surround sound, with audio pods that sit outside the ears to deliver rich immersive audio. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 2 Feb. 2024 Ainlay has won four Grammys since 2006, including one when this category was known as best surround sound album. Paul Grein, Billboard, 1 Feb. 2024 Your little dreamer is sure to be mesmerized by the planetarium show, with its surround sound and captivating storytelling. Kathy Buccio, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The video premiered in 35mm alongside a surround sound album playback of the group’s new LP, Wall of Eyes, at a series of events at independent cinemas held in 18 cities. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 26 Jan. 2024 The digs also sport an elevator, a rooftop deck that faces the ocean, a private gym with an infrared sauna, and a movie theater that’s equipped with a 165-inch screen and Dolby Atmos surround sound system. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 22 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surround sound was in 1954

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“Surround sound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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