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dub

Verb

1 give a nickname to [syn: nickname]
2 provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
3 raise (someone) to knighthood; "The Beatles were knighted" [syn: knight] [also: dubbing, dubbed]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From etyl ang dubban (dubbade his sunu . . . to rīdere)). Akin to Icelandic dubba; compare Old French adouber (probably from Icelandic dubba til riddara'').

Noun

  1. A blow.

Verb

  1. To confer knighthood; the conclusion of the ceremony was marked by a tap on the shoulder with the sword.
  2. Hence, to name, to entitle, to call.
    A man of wealth is dubbed a man of worth. Alexander Pope
Translations
to confer knighthood
  • Finnish: lyödä ritariksi
to name, to entitle, to call
  • Finnish: nimittää, kutsua

Etymology 2

From a shortening of the word double.

Verb

  1. To make a copy from an original or master audio tape.
  2. To copy the audio track onto a film.
  3. To replace the original soundtrack of a film with a synchronized translation
  4. To mix audio tracks to produce a new sound; to remix.
Translations
to make a copy from an original or master audio tape
to copy the audio track onto a film
to replace soundtrack with translation
  • Italian: doppiare
to mix audio tracks to produce a new sound; to remix

Noun

  1. A mostly instrumental remix with all or part of the vocals removed.
  2. A style of reggae music involving mixing of different audio tracks.
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Noun

  1. A twenty dollar sack of marijuana.
  2. 20 inch wheel rims.

Anagrams

Bosnian

Noun

  1. oak (tree and wood)

Croatian

Noun

hr-noun m

Czech

Pronunciation

  • /dup/

Noun

, inanimate

Serbian

Noun

  1. oak (tree and wood)

See also

Slovak

Noun

dub , duby p

Preposition

dub'''

Extensive Definition

Dub may refer to:
Arts and entertainment:
  • Dub music, a sub-genre of reggae music
  • Dub poetry, a form of performance poetry consisting of spoken word over reggae rhythms
  • DUB Magazine, covering the urban custom car culture
  • The Dubs, an American vocal group from the 1950s
  • Dubbing (music), the copying of audio recordings from one medium to another
  • Dubbing (filmmaking), the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture
  • Overdubbing, adding supplementary recorded sound to a previous recording
  • Dub localization, altering the dubbed translation of a foreign language film or television series to further adapt it for a "local" audience
  • Lip dub, a type of music video that combines lip syncing and audio dubbing
  • Dubbing dramaturge, a profession in the movie industry
  • Dubplate, an acetate disc used in mastering studios for test recordings
People:
Places:
Other uses:
dub in Czech: Dub (rozcestník)
dub in German: Dub (Begriffsklärung)
dub in Esperanto: DUB
dub in French: Dub (homonymie)
dub in Italian: DUB
dub in Japanese: DUB
dub in Russian: Даб (значения)
dub in Slovak: Dub (rozlišovacia stránka)

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