Definition of loudspeaker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌlaʊdˈspiːkə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌlaʊdˈspiːkər//
    Radio technology, Listening to music
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  1. 1a piece of equipment that changes electrical signals into sound, used in public places for announcing things, playing music, etc. Their names were called over the loudspeaker. see also public address system, Tannoy™ See related entries: Listening to music
  2. 2(old-fashioned) the part of a radio or piece of musical equipment that the sound comes out of synonym speaker See related entries: Radio technology
  3. Extra examples Christmas songs blared from loudspeakers. Loudspeakers broadcast the football results. We heard the news over the loudspeaker.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: loudspeaker