Definition of beatbox in English:

beatbox

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiːtbɒks
 
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noun

informal
  • 1A drum machine.
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    • Artists formerly known as Sub Sub - they of the Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use) dance hit - Doves have swapped the synths and beatboxes for epic guitar rock.
    • Simple elements - strummed acoustic guitar, muffled beatbox, acoustic piano, organ, occasional electronics - are arranged to create an elegant anonymity which allows the listener to listen in their own way.
    • Snowboy's lead on congas and assorted Afro-Cuban beatboxes is shared with shimmering vocals by Davide Giovanni and backed by the formidable talents of the Latin Section.
  • 2A radio or radio cassette player used to play loud music, especially rap.
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    • Me, I'm off to go spacedancing with my renewable-energy beatbox.
    • We had a beatbox, and people kicked freestyles and writtens.
    • As for subway performers who actually do exist, I really dig that dude with the trumpet and beatbox, but I haven't seen him in a while.

verb

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  • Imitate the sounds of a drum machine with the voice.
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    • Well that's the first song done then; Tom Waits grumbling and growling like only he can, beatboxing now too, just for kicks, while his son breaks a turntable.
    • A bodyguard rushed to intercede, but Fresh made a quick explanation, grabbed a mike, and started beatboxing along with P and Co.
    • And my friend and I were playing and beatboxing and rapping and the cops stopped us and said we couldn't do that.

Derivatives

beatboxer

noun
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  • Well, there's no one out there, from Rahzel to various beatboxers around Montreal, who does what you do.
  • I heard something I've never heard before: a flutist beatboxer.
  • We're chronicling the stories, the tales and adventures of every beatboxer around the world.

beatboxing

noun
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  • A brief lull in his barrage of worshipful text was devoted to his signature beatboxing.
  • Mr. Avery apparently plays the harmonica and augments the chords with simultaneous beat-boxing.
  • He also did a bit of dancing and beat boxing, which was cool.

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