Share this entry

Share this page

Dolby

Syllabification: Dol·by
Pronunciation: /ˈdōlbē, ˈdôl-
 
 
/

Definition of Dolby in English:

noun

trademark
1An electronic noise-reduction system used in tape recording to reduce hiss.
Example sentences
  • The final stage in the process of creating a musical score is to get it ready for the cinema, and that requires the Dolby noise reduction sound system.
  • His first product from this new and innovative company was identified as Dolby A-type Enoise reduction.
  • The audio presentation is in the original Dolby mono, clean and relatively free of hiss.
1.1An electronic system used to provide stereophonic sound for movie theaters and television sets.
Example sentences
  • And they can hear it in full stereo sound… even Dolby surround sound if you want.
  • High definition television enables you to enjoy Dolby digital surround sound.
  • The disc also has Dolby Surround Sound tracks in French and Spanish.

Origin

1960s: named after Ray M. Dolby (1933–2013), the American engineer who devised it.

Definition of Dolby in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
verb
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…