Definition of surround sound in English:

surround sound


  • [mass noun] A system of stereophony involving three or more speakers surrounding the listener so as to give a more realistic effect.

    [as modifier] ‘I am about to purchase a spangly new surround sound system for my living room’
    • ‘The accompanying audio is CD-quality with up to six channels of surround sound.’
    • ‘The game does offer true 5.1 surround sound if your sound card and speaker system support it.’
    • ‘For their release on DVD, the audio has been aggressively remastered in surround sound.’
    • ‘It is capable of true 5.1 stereo surround sound, doing all the Dolby Digital encoding in hardware.’
    • ‘They get Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound so they can hear cars behind them honking their horns in futility.’
    • ‘The best gaming PCs come with a complete 5.1 speaker system for true digital surround sound.’
    • ‘After a bit of furious web surfing I've decided to go for a new PC, complete with DVD burner, surround sound and all the latest bits.’
    • ‘We don't care about surround sound and home cinema hook-ups right now.’
    • ‘An entertainment system with surround sound can transform this room into a home theater.’
    • ‘Though this is only presented in stereo sound, this was fine, since surround sound would have been overkill.’
    • ‘High definition television enables you to enjoy Dolby digital surround sound.’
    • ‘The mobile phone manufacturer claims that its E398 is the first handset to feature loud, 3D stereo surround sound.’
    • ‘The booming Dolby surround sound that dazzles so many adult ears is turned down so as to discourage tinnitus in the toddlers.’
    • ‘They are offering a good stereo stream of it as well as 5.1 surround sound.’
    • ‘An antique table in the middle of the room disguises a professional projector, while speakers provide surround sound.’
    • ‘Netflix makes home delivery to people whose flat-screen TVs are equipped with Dolby surround sound.’
    • ‘No benchmark could ever provide a definitive evaluation system for surround sound.’
    • ‘I listened to these in surround sound today, and it was divine.’
    • ‘The room wasn't built for a huge entertainment center with surround sound and stereo equipment.’
    • ‘There were more speakers standing around the room to give surround sound.’


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