- any of various devices, usually electronic, by which speech, music, etc., can be intensified and made audible throughout a room, hall, or the like.
- a device for transforming electric signals into audible sound, most frequently used to reproduce speech and music.
- speaker(def 4).
Origin of loudspeaker
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Examples from the Web for loudspeaker
“08:46 a.m. Flight 11 impacts tower one” comes over the loudspeaker.With the Fireman of Brooklyn’s Company 224 as They Observe the Fallen
Maurice Emerson Decaul
September 12, 2013
On the recording, Tuff also announces to students over the loudspeaker that they should stay in their classrooms.In 911 Call, Atlanta School Bookkeeper Calms Shooter With ‘Love’
August 22, 2013
But for a full day, there was nothing but apologetic reassurances over the loudspeaker.
A few floors up, on Deck 9, Rian Tipton and her friends were trying to sleep through the loudspeaker announcements.
A sign of the times: the loudspeaker played How You Like Me Now by a group called The Heavy.Newt Mocks 'Desperate' Mitt
January 23, 2012
The address to the crowd at the Capitol was broadcast on a loudspeaker.
Crawford's back was to them as he stared at the loudspeaker.The Second Voice
After a full two minutes there was still no answer from the loudspeaker.The Affair of the Brains
A loudspeaker shouted into the room: "Come out of there, Lane, or we'll blast you out."Mutineer
Robert J. Shea
There was a babble of voices from the loudspeaker, punctuated by bursts of static.Death Wish
- a device for converting audio-frequency signals into the equivalent sound waves by means of a vibrating conical diaphragmSometimes shortened to: speaker Also called: reproducer
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Word Origin and History for loudspeaker
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