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A large portable radio and cassette player capable of powerful sound.
- ‘One man wields a tai chi sword to the sound of Chinese flutes from a boom box.’
- ‘He came back with one of those little boom box portable radios, and put it down near me.’
- ‘Grab a blanket, a boom box and some of your favourite music from high school.’
- ‘A man in a cowboy hat is standing onstage, singing sad-sounding country-and-western songs in Czech, accompanied by a boom box.’
- ‘She had soft music playing on the portable boom box sitting on the floor.’
- ‘It was only when they'd gotten their breath back that they realized everything was quiet around them, except the sound of the music playing from the boom box.’
- ‘He's a grown man and seems pretty normal by appearance, except he's got a monstrous boom box strapped to the front of his bike.’
- ‘Music, generally hip hop, was pumped into the office space from a boom box.’
- ‘The shoppers were looking for a boom box or for any machine that would help return pleasure to their lives.’
- ‘I stripped down to my blue and green plaid boxers and walked over to my big boom box (which had a radio).’
- ‘Natasha touches my shoulder, then lays down her boom box and trots off to the bathroom.’
- ‘My friend at the camp had a boom box and a Cat Stevens Greatest Hits CD.’
- ‘You recorded music off the radio or TV, or got cassettes from friends and played them on a boom box.’
- ‘My job was to be their court jester and to put music on in the boom box to make them stretch and move a little bit.’
- ‘But as he warily entered, it was plain that my fridge-top CD player was hardly a boom box or even playing very loudly.’
- ‘They have a small boom box playing music for background sound but the volume is low.’
- ‘We laid out two beach towels and turned on a portable boom box.’
- ‘I took my boom box and a bunch of candles into the bathroom.’
- ‘So in a fit of jealousy, I swiped the cassette out of her boom box one day, hoping never to hear - or never let her hear - the record again.’
- ‘Other receivers are portable, designed to be taken from your car to your home or office, or connected to a boom box.’
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