Meaning of “CD player” in the English Dictionary

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"CD player" in British English

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CD playernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsiːˈdiː ˌpleɪ.ər/ us /ˌsiːˈdiː ˌpleɪ.ɚ/

A1 a machine that is used for playing music CDs


  • We bought him his own CD player, which is also a radio and cassette player.
  • I wonder how much those personal CD players cost - the portable ones.
  • The teacher asked one of the older children to put the CD in the CD player.
  • Open up the compartment in the top of the CD player and insert your CD carefully.
  • We went into an electrical shop where they had a selection of CD players on display.

Examples from literature

  • Apart from his CD player and video camera, he had his water, his ropes and rock climbing gear, his cheap multi-tool knife, his camera, and a small flashlight. 
  • They gave me a room with a computer and a CD player and a little TV of my own, and asked me to bring home my friends. 

(Definition of “CD player” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)