Definition of distort in English:

distort

Line breaks: dis|tort
Pronunciation: /dɪˈstɔːt
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • 3Change the form of (an electrical signal or sound wave) during transmission, amplification, or other processing: you’re distorting the sound by overdriving the amp
    More example sentences
    • Heat made the air thick - it must be distorting the sound waves, slowing them down.
    • These air pockets can distort the sound waves and produce an unclear image.
    • She screams at him until the volume of her voice is distorting the phone signal and he cannot comprehend a word she says.

Origin

late 15th century (in the sense 'twist to one side'): from Latin distort- 'twisted apart', from the verb distorquere, from dis- 'apart' + torquere 'to twist'.

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