beatbox

or beat-box

[ beet-boks ]
/ ˈbitˌbɒks /

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?

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Origin of beatbox

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

OTHER WORDS FROM beatbox

beatboxer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for beatbox

beatbox
/ (ˈbiːtˌbɒks) /

noun

informal a drum machine
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