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Syllabification: sync
Pronunciation: /siNGk
(also synch) informal

Definition of sync in English:


Synchronization: images flash onto your screen in sync with the music
More example sentences
  • 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.


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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.


1920s: abbreviation.


in (or out of) sync

Working well (or badly) together; in (or out of) agreement: her eyes and her brain seemed to be seriously out of sync
More example sentences
  • 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.

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