surround sound

noun

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 same goes for a private movie theater equipped with an immersive surround sound system. Brenda Richardson, Forbes, 22 June 2021 After all, plenty of others have created virtual surround sound setups. Maren Estrada, BGR, 15 July 2021 While there's a lack of surround sound features, this soundbar supports a slew of connectivity options: Bluetooth, Infrared, Wi-Fi, USB, Auxillary and HDMI. Joanna Nelius, USA TODAY, 22 June 2021 The television’s two sound positioning tweeters on the side will create a booming audio that can rival a surround sound setup. Kelsey Mulvey, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Last month, Apple unveiled Spatial Audio, a new feature powered by Dolby Atmos Music that gives listeners a surround sound experience in their headphones. Micah Singleton, Billboard, 7 June 2021 Today’s video games may boast photorealistic graphics, surround sound and worldwide multiplayer support, but many still long for the days when games were simple. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 22 May 2021 This small, yet mighty speaker turns any room into a party with its crisp, surround sound and water-resistant capability. Colin Daniels, Chron, 17 May 2021 That makes sense; there's a whole cult-like following around podcasts and videos that use binaural microphones to produce surround sound and a tingly feeling in the ears, known as the autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. Sarah Wells, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2021

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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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2 Aug 2021

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“Surround sound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surround%20sound. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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