verb (dubs, dubbing, dubbed)
- 1 [with object and complement] Give an unofficial name or nickname to: the media dubbed anorexia ‘the slimming disease’More example sentences
- This humble natural wonder may have a name, but I dubbed it One Man's Cascade.
- This side project was dubbed Fruit Bats, named after a type of large, flying, fruit-eating tropical mammal.
- Last summer, the broadcaster tested video-on-demand with a new service dubbed Interactive Media Player.
- 1.1Make (someone) a knight by the ritual touching of the shoulder with a sword: he should be dubbed Sir HubertMore example sentences
- Lancelot called out a name; Sir Gawain, carrying the legendary sword that Arthur had pulled from the stone, walked to the squire who was called and tapped him on each shoulder with the sword, dubbing him a knight.
- Personal advisor to the Queen, he was dubbed a Knight of the British Empire by Victoria when he was only forty.
- Janus had never had a prouder moment than the day King Lancus dubbed him Knight, First Class and he remembered the pride in his father's eyes as he marched down the streets of Hajalar.
- 3 [with object] Smear (leather) with grease. Compare with dubbin.
late Old English (in the sense 'make a knight'): from Old French adober 'equip with armour', of unknown origin. sense 2 is from the obsolete meaning 'dress or adorn'.
verb (dubs, dubbing, dubbed)[with object]
- 1Provide (a film) with a soundtrack in a different language from the original: the film will be dubbed into French and FlemishMore example sentences
- ‘We are planning a nationwide release next year and have ensured that the film can be dubbed into different languages,’ he said.
- Thus, the usual pattern of Greek films being dubbed into English for American distribution was reversed.
- No Kannada films will be dubbed into any other language.
- 1.1Add (sound effects or music) to a film or recording: background sound can be dubbed in at the editing stageMore example sentences
- Rather than having the actual band performance recorded on videotape, a professional performance of the same music was dubbed onto the tape for subsequent viewing.
- The sound for the exterior scenes had to be dubbed in later, a process that took months, due to the primitive state of sound technology at the time.
- This seems a pity, as her voice on the commentary track was quite pleasant, certainly much more so than the generic American voice they dubbed in.
- 2Make a copy of (a sound or video recording).More example sentences
- When it comes to music, only 18 percent say they would never dub an audio cassette or CD, even though 43 percent acknowledge that doing so is wrong.
- You call a shop or drop in and say that you want to buy a copy of a film on DVD or video and they would burn or dub a copy while you wait after streaming or downloading the information from a general source.
- He would play either guitar or piano and sing his weird lyrics into cheap tape recorders, saturating friends and acquaintances with hand dubbed cassettes.
- 2.1Transfer (a recording) from one medium to another.More example sentences
- An employee had been dubbing a pornographic tape on taxpayer time.
- Now it was a simple job to tape your favourite pop single from a radio broadcast, or to hook your cassette recorder up to your ‘record player’ and dub an entire LP onto a tape.
- I've spent the evening dubbing the tapes onto my hard drive and can proudly present my very first videoblog from the Auchamlong minefield.
nounBack to top
- 1An instance of dubbing sound effects or music: the level of the dub can be controlled manuallyMore example sentences
- The voice work for the American dub is pretty good, at least compared to the usual quality of American anime dubs.
- It is one of the rare animes where the dub is quite easy to listen to.
- In terms of dubbing, the quality of the English dub is debatable and comes down to a matter of preference.
- 2 [mass noun] A style of popular music originating from the remixing of recorded music (especially reggae), typically with the removal of some vocals and instruments and the accentuation of bass guitar.More example sentences
- The bottom line, I think, is that the music here is all of an incredibly high level, and even the most diehard fans of reggae and dub probably will find something new among the twenty tracks here.
- The result is Say No to the Vendettas, a hearty offering from the band's trademark palette of punk, rockabilly, reggae and dub.
- It's with that in mind that Sokel plays everything from dub and reggae to pop and folk music.
- More example sentences
- His latest offerings of dubby Northumbrian ballads indicates that while he may never have been a contender in the pop stakes, Wobble has always had class.
- ‘Red Earth’ is a case-in-point, a seductive fusion that blends dubby Afro beats with disco kitsch and freestyle jazz influences into the melting pot.
- ‘Panes’ is dissonant, dark, dubby and deeply, deeply enjoyable; another winner from one of our favourite up and coming artists.
1920s: abbreviation of double.