transistor radio

noun

somewhat old-fashioned
: a small radio that has transistors

Examples of transistor radio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The audio amplifier is from an old transistor radio. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2024 Starvation becomes a very real concern — especially after the military calls off its search operation after eight days, which the survivors hear about via transistor radio. EW.com, 22 Nov. 2023 Ever since the advent of the transistor radio 70 years ago, summer and portable music have been intertwined. Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2023 But his family’s economic situation in Mumbai, India (then Bombay) in the 1950s and 1960s steered him to engineering—specifically electronics, thanks to his interest in recent innovations embodied in the pocket-size transistor radio. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Apr. 2022 My pocket-sized transistor radio, launched in 1957, was a global success. The Motley Fool, Dallas News, 23 Apr. 2023

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“Transistor radio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transistor%20radio. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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