[ loud-spee-ker ]
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  1. any of various devices, usually electronic, by which speech, music, etc., can be intensified and made audible throughout a room, hall, or the like.

  2. Audio.

    • a device for transforming electric signals into audible sound, most frequently used to reproduce speech and music.

Origin of loudspeaker

First recorded in 1880–85; loud + speaker

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British Dictionary definitions for loudspeaker


/ (ˌlaʊdˈspiːkə) /

  1. a device for converting audio-frequency signals into the equivalent sound waves by means of a vibrating conical diaphragm: Sometimes shortened to: speaker Also called: reproducer

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