Definition of overdub in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈdəb/
(overdubs, overdubbing, overdubbed)
Record (additional sounds) on an existing recording: [with object]: she’d overdub her parts for a whole album in a single session [no object]: a live tape that I overdubbed on
More example sentences
  • Later in that same decade, he began developing the concept of sound on sound recording, first painstakingly overdubbing part after part on a 78 rpm record cutting machine, and then later on magnetic tape.
  • Stella played all three parts overdubbing oboe, cor anglais and bass oboe.
  • But, a strange paradox: these eleven monks are overdubbed so as to create the effect of a much bigger choir.


Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌdəb/
An instance of overdubbing: a guitar overdub
More example sentences
  • Aside from a couple of tracks, the funk-rock has by and large been replaced by sonic melody and harmonies that utilise synthesisers, overdubs and even Spanish guitars.
  • Guitar overdubs compete to stay in time and in tune with each other.
  • In other words, none of the original bass, drums and guitars are overdubs.

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Syllabification: o·ver·dub

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