Definition of sync in English:

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Pronunciation: /siNGk/
(also synch) informal


Synchronization: images flash onto your screen in sync with the music
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  • Even in the 1980s, when realism gradually became the cinematic mainstream, many films only had partial sync sound due to a shortage of technical personnel.
  • I decided definitely to shoot a film with sync sound.
  • The reproduction carrier frequency is scanned at the converted step frequency width until a frame sync is established after the frame sync is detected.


[with object]
Synchronize: the flash needs to be synced to your camera
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  • Now, syncing a cellphone with your Outlook could be useful.
  • Mics of this type can often also be synched to the zoom function on the camera, so they become more directional as the lens zooms in on a subject.
  • Lynch added his atmospheric ambience and the dialogue was then synced.


in (or out of) sync

informal Working well (or badly) together; in (or out of) agreement: her eyes and her brain seemed to be seriously out of sync
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  • Dissention in the ranks: At a joint press conference yesterday, the parties behind the policy detente were out of synch on the question of what the agreement means for consumers' fair use rights.
  • To share life, we must spend time together and find ways to be in sync.
  • Currently we are completely out of synch with the rest of Europe.


1920s: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with sync

bethink, blink, brink, cinque, clink, dink, drink, fink, Frink, gink, ink, interlink, jink, kink, link, mink, pink, plink, prink, rink, shrink, sink, skink, slink, stink, think, wink, zinc

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Syllabification: sync

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