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beatboxing

[beet-bok-sing]
noun
  1. a musical style or technique, especially in hip-hop, in which the sounds and rhythms of percussion instruments or a drum machine are simulated by using the mouth and voice: We heard some amazing beatboxing last night.
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Origin of beatboxing

1985–90,Americanism; beatbox (verb) + -ing1

beatbox

or beat-box

[beet-boks]
noun
  1. drum machine.
  2. Slang. boom box.
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verb (used without object)
  1. 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
Related formsbeat·box·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for beatboxing

beatboxing

noun
  1. a form of hip-hop music in which the voice is used to simulate percussion instruments
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Derived Formsbeatboxer, noun

beatbox

noun
  1. informal a drum machine
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