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reverb Syllabification: re·verb
Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌvərb/ /riˈvərb/

Definition of reverb in English:


1An effect whereby the sound produced by an amplifier or an amplified musical instrument is made to reverberate slightly.
Example sentences
  • Devoted fans will recognize a lot of the original backing tracks, which all have been remixed and dubbed up with plenty of spacey echo, harsh delay, copious reverb, and psychedelic sound effects.
  • The front soundstage was wide and deep, with surrounds used for slight reverb and ambient audience sounds.
  • Much to his disappointment, it transpired that Sam's conversation with a deity could be explained by his amp picking up the random radio hissings of a passing cabbie - but passed through wah-wah and reverb, it sounded almost godly.
1.1A device for producing reverb on an amplified musical instrument.
Example sentences
  • My favorite preset, Dual Backyard, is a true-stereo preset that uses two reverbs linked together.
  • The bottom line is, unless you're planning on tracking a multipiece band simultaneously with multiple headphone mixes, lots of plug-ins, virtual instruments and CPU-hogging reverbs, then you needn't worry about this problem.
  • Again, that's something you can simulate with reverbs and delays.


1960s: abbreviation.

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