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stereo Line breaks: stereo
Pronunciation: /ˈstɛrɪəʊ/

Definition of stereo in English:

noun (plural stereos)

1 [mass noun] Sound 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: even without the benefit of stereo it sounds glorious [as modifier]: stereo 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.
1.1 [count noun] A CD or record player that has two or more speakers and produces stereo sound: the dull throb of a neighbour’s stereo a car stereo
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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.
2 Photography another term for stereoscope.
Example sentences
  • This year's effort dangled Sony portable stereos and Konica cameras.
3 Printing short for stereotype.


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1 short for stereophonic. stereo equipment
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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.
2 Photography short for stereoscopic.
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