Definition of stereo in English:

stereo

Pronunciation: /ˈstɪərɪəʊ//ˈstɛrɪəʊ/

noun

  • 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’
    • ‘The sound is stereo for the narration, but the clips appear to be mainly mono as originally recorded.’
    • ‘Sound is in stereo, but that doesn't matter because nothing loud ever happens.’
    • ‘The sounds are in stereo when gamers plug in a pair of headphones.’
    • ‘The sound is in stereo, but we're not talking about anything that will push your system to its limits.’
    • ‘"Of course we'll do them in hi-fi stereo," he said.’
    • ‘This is a terrific sound mix that makes good use of the multichannel sound that stereo offers.’
    • ‘The sound is just stereo, but it has clear dialogue and well-mixed music.’
    • ‘Sound is early stereo - okay, but nothing to write home about.’
    • ‘My player detected the surround track as mere stereo.’
    • ‘The sound is stereo, and is a bit bass-heavy and muddy, but dialogue is easily heard.’
    • ‘The reproduction of sound first started with the use of a single speaker before progressing to stereo.’
    • ‘The sound is only in stereo, but it has been well designed and features good separation.’
    • ‘That fine picture may also be accompanied by stunning surround-sound stereo.’
    • ‘More recently the film has been remixed in digital stereo.’
    • ‘Audio is unimpressive stereo, sounding a bit muffled and hollow.’
    • ‘The sound mix is stereo, and suitably fine given the lack of anything other than French dialogue and rustling fabric.’
    1. 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’
      • ‘I blast the stereo, crack open a fresh can of paint and transform a room.’
      • ‘Greg only laughed and got out of the pool to turn the stereo on.’
      • ‘During the bus ride, they would scream at the bus driver and play their portable stereo.’
      • ‘To demonstrate this point, simply listen to your stereo.’
      • ‘In fact, more and more manufacturers of personal stereos are opting for rechargeable batteries, although it's ridiculous.’
      • ‘The next morning I woke to the sound of my stereo blaring rock music.’
      • ‘You would also think that making it legal to steal car stereos would maximize the amount of theft.’
      • ‘So police and environmental health officers this week raided his home and seized his TV, stereo and all sound equipment.’
      • ‘Matt cranked his stereo so I wouldn't be able to sleep a wink and it worked.’
      • ‘Then she muted the sound on her stereo and smiled.’
      • ‘He went over to the stereo in the room and put in a cd.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Add in televisions, CD stereos and DVD players and the total replacement bill could easily top £2,000.’
      • ‘He nodded his head to the beat of the music blasting from the surround sound stereo equipment in the corner.’
      • ‘For example, don't buy a new stereo when you're in a euphoric mood.’
      • ‘I reached over and turned my stereo on and instantly knew the song playing.’
      • ‘At the opposite end on the same floor we found a game room which contained a pool table and ping-pong, as well as a bar and surround sound stereo.’
      • ‘His booming stereo masked any sound of my presence.’
      • ‘Suddenly, they heard music playing from the stereo in the living room.’
  • 2Photography

    another term for stereoscope
    • ‘This year's effort dangled Sony portable stereos and Konica cameras.’
  • 3Printing

    short for stereotype

Pronunciation:

stereo

/ˈstɪərɪəʊ//ˈstɛrɪəʊ/