beatbox

or beat-box

[ beet-boks ]
/ ˈbitˌbɒks /
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noun

verb (used without object)

to simulate the sounds and rhythms of percussion instruments or a drum machine by using the mouth and voice: Have you ever heard someone beatbox like that?

Nearby words

  1. beat time,
  2. beat to it,
  3. beat up,
  4. beat-up,
  5. beatable,
  6. beatboxing,
  7. beaten,
  8. beaten biscuit,
  9. beaten track,
  10. beatenest

Origin of beatbox

An Americanism dating back to 1975–80; beat + box1

Related formsbeat·box·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for beatbox

beatbox

/ (ˈbiːtˌbɒks) /

noun

informal a drum machine
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