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surround sound

noun [U] uk   us  
a system for playing sounds, especially in cinemas, that uses three or more loudspeakers so that the person listening seems to be surrounded by the sound
Translations of “surround sound”
in Chinese (Traditional) 立體聲,環繞立體聲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 环绕声,环绕立体声…
(Definition of surround sound from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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