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loudspeaker

[loud-spee-ker] /ˈlaʊdˌspi kər/
noun
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.
  1. a device for transforming electric signals into audible sound, most frequently used to reproduce speech and music.
  2. speaker (def 4).
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; loud + speaker
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loudspeaker

/ˌlaʊdˈspiːkə/
noun
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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