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unamplified Line breaks: un|amp¦li|fied
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈamplɪfʌɪd/

Definition of unamplified in English:


Not amplified.
Example sentences
  • Even ‘Somewhere’ is wonderfully fractured, featuring his penchant, often witnessed in live shows, for switching between amplified and unamplified playing across the changes, even mid-phrase.
  • Peers voted by 151 to 115, majority 36, to exempt most unamplified live music in pubs from the provisions of the Licensing Bill, aimed at shaking up Britain's outdated drinking laws.
  • Elvis repeated the stepping away from the microphone trick a few more times during the set, which gave me a chance to notice that his unamplified voice was more in tune than his amplified voice.

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