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beatboxing

[beet-bok-sing] /ˈbitˌbɒk sɪŋ/
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.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90,Americanism; beatbox (verb) + -ing1

beatbox

noun
2.
Slang. boom box.
verb (used without object)
3.
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?
Also, beat-box.
Origin
1975-80,Americanism;beat + box1
Related forms
beatboxer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for beatboxing

beatboxing

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

beatbox

/ˈbiːtˌbɒks/
noun
1.
(informal) a drum machine
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Contemporary definitions for beatboxing
noun

an electronic drum machine

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