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turntablist Line breaks: turn|tabl¦ist
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːnteɪblɪst/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of turntablist in English:


A DJ who is an expert in sampling, scratching, and similar techniques.
Example sentences
  • Scratching from the turntablist really gets you moving.
  • He makes a jazz album first, and then allows separate ground for the turntablists to remix five of the original tracks.
  • Willner has also been reborn as a turntablist, though he's not much of a scratcher.


Example sentences
  • You're rooted in the tradition of hip-hop and turntablism.
  • The mixing on this disc is not about turntablism or virtuosity.
  • Right now turntablism is very percussive.
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