[ fruhnt-chan-l ]
/ ˈfrʌnt ˈtʃæn l /
one of the speakers in the front arc of a surround sound array: The sound design balances the dialogue to the front channels while the score resonates through the subwoofer.
an official, formally acknowledged forum for communication as used in business or government: The intelligence community should be preparing for foreign policy negotiations via front channels in some cases, and by back channels in others.
TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!
Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?
Origin of front channel
First recorded in 1985–90
OTHER WORDS FROM front channelfront-channel, adjective
Words nearby front channel
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020