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transistor radio

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Definition a small portable radio that was popular in the past and made with transistors rather than vacuum tubes
  • Transistor radios were very popular in the 1960s and 1970s.
transistor radios = small portable radios made with transistors
  • Sony had mass-market success with a small, inexpensive transistor radio in 1957.
  • transistor radio = a type of small portable radio that was popular in the past
  • At school, Theo studied, Doug Hoo ran, and Turtle was twice sent to the principal's office for having been caught with a transistor radio plugged in her ear.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • transistor radio = a type of small portable radio
  • Their laughter drowned out the loud groan from another table where Turtle sat alone, a transistor radio plugged in her ear.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • transistor radio = a type of small portable radio
  • From his transistor radio and the evening papers he could tell that the hunt for the killer Ronald Niedermann was winding down.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • He bought himself two nice transistor radios, died gently in the bathtub at age eighty-two, and left her plenty of money.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He stupidly told them that he and Dad had used a transistor radio, which they had buried in Zhu's courtyard.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • There, in the dark, sitting on a sack of bark chips for her orchids, Dede had slowly turned the dial on Jaimito Enrique's transistor radio.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • He listened to ball games on his transistor radio and read about them the next day in the Plain Dealer.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Someone in the group had a transistor radio.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • In one window was an old Grundig transistor radio.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Several of them carried military radios with spindly aluminum antennas that bobbed and sparkled as they marched; others carried transistor radios.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Was it always so, or did they multiply vastly, along with telephones and new shoes and transistor radios and cellophane-wrapped tomatoes, in our absence?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • W. W. Gonad was sitting in the breezeway outside the blood bank, a transistor radio in his lap, and nurses and probationers sitting close to him.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • CUSTOMER: I want a Philco transistor radio!
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • They bought me a coat, a pair of shoes, a football, and a transistor radio.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • Phillip Atkins marvels as he turns up the volume on a tiny (transistor radio.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The young men walking by with transistor radios pressed to their ears seemed silly to her.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • One with a transistor radio on—except it was the stupid Mets and not the Yankees.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Transistor radio.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American

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