woof·​er | \ ˈwu̇-fər How to pronounce woofer (audio) \

Definition of woofer

: a loudspeaker usually larger than a tweeter, responsive only to the lower acoustic frequencies, and used for reproducing sounds of low pitch — compare tweeter

Examples of woofer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its sound isn't vintage, with two drivers and a woofer, and a 60 watt amplifier. Medea Giordano, Wired, "Our Favorite Retro Google Speaker Is Half Off," 25 June 2020 The Arc has three tweeters—one in the center for dialogue clarity, two firing outward—and eight custom elliptical woofers; while the Playbar has a nine-driver system. Lauren Goode, Wired, "Sonos Debuts 3 New Speakers, Including a $799 Soundbar," 6 May 2020 As the light intensity gets really high, the collective motion of the electrons starts to look a bit like the motion of the woofer on a speaker. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Trampoline mirror may push laser pulse through fabric of the Universe," 14 Sep. 2019 To produce the rumbles of that big brontosaurus, Sennheiser’s Ambeo uses six 4-inch woofers and a pair of 3.5-inch mids to bounce deep tones off the walls and ceiling, nixing the need for a dedicated subwoofer. Popular Science, "Three options for adding surround sound to your home theater," 15 Jan. 2020 The Envy 32 AiO's soundbar aims to create fuller sound by including one woofer and two passive radiators, two medium drivers, and two tweeters. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "HP's Envy 32 AiO busts out with HDR 600 4K, RTX graphics and very loud speakers," 6 Jan. 2020 Believe it or not, there are six amplifiers, three tweeters and three woofers. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Sonos Cyber Monday Sale includes the Sonos One for just $149," 2 Dec. 2019 The hi-fi speaker houses two tweeters, two woofers, and a bass slave. Will Dietrich-egensteiner, Popular Mechanics, "Jabra Solemate Max Review: Bigger Yet Similar," 4 Feb. 2014 The new iPad Pros boast a number of other niceties: Gigabit LTE and eSIM support, Bluetooth 5 compatibility, and four-speaker audio (with paired woofers/tweeters), for instance. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Adieu, home button—Apple’s new iPad Pros have nearly edge-to-edge screens, FaceID," 30 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of woofer

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Woofer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woofer. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of woofer

: a loudspeaker (such as one connected to a stereo) that produces sounds of low pitch

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