Definition of stereo in English:


Syllabification: ster·e·o
Pronunciation: /ˈsterē-ō, ˈsti(ə)r-

noun (plural stereos)

  • 1Sound that is directed through two or more speakers so that it seems to surround the listener and to come from more than one source; stereophonic sound.
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    • Audio is unimpressive stereo, sounding a bit muffled and hollow.
    • That fine picture may also be accompanied by stunning surround-sound stereo.
    • Sound is early stereo - okay, but nothing to write home about.
  • 1.1A sound system, typically including a CD, tape, or record player, that has two or more speakers and produces stereo sound.
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    • Portable stereos were blasting and beers being downed as people milled around watching the artists at work.
    • When you steal my car stereo, I can no longer enjoy it.
    • You would also think that making it legal to steal car stereos would maximize the amount of theft.


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  • 1 short for stereophonic. stereo equipment stereo sound
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    • The room wasn't built for a huge entertainment center with surround sound and stereo equipment.
    • The audio comes in a stereo mix, which sounds fairly hollow.
    • Two stereo surround sound mixes, both in English, are offered here.

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