- short for amplifier.More example sentences
- I'm the only one with the garage, drums, amps and microphones.
- You can record with a smaller amp - the mic can pick up a wider range of frequency.
- The songs came fast and mostly furious, delivered with a tangible urgency, as if they're worried that their mics and amps would be shut off at any moment.
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- 1 (often amp something up) Play (music) through electric amplification: their willingness to amp up traditional songs virtually began the folk-rock genreMore example sentences
- Someone borrows a cheap Casio keyboard and amps it up to a ghetto blaster.
- Armed with flowing harmonica, bass lines and gentle drum beats, and amping it up with a bluesy/roots feel, there really isn't a lot to fault in this guy's work.
- The monaural soundtrack is intact, and no mixing has been done to amp it up any.
- 2 (as adjective amped or amped up) North American • informal Full of nervous energy, especially through taking amphetamines or similar drugs: I’ve got all this manic energy. I feel ampedMore example sentences
- These are interesting, although unless you're amped up on powerful drugs, they'll soon grow boring.
- I was a little amped up because it has been a while since I've played and a while since we had that kind of atmosphere.
- That's whether you win or lose - everybody gets that - so I was all amped up for that, like, ‘All right!’