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boom box

n. Informal
A portable audio system with speakers capable of producing loud sound.

boom′ box`

or boom′box`,


n.
a large, powerful portable radio and often CD or cassette player.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boom box - a portable stereoboom box - a portable stereo      
stereo, stereo system, stereophonic system, stereophony - reproducer in which two microphones feed two or more loudspeakers to give a three-dimensional effect to the sound
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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