dub·​ber ˈdə-bər How to pronounce dubber (audio)
plural dubbers
: a person who provides a film, television show, etc., with a new soundtrack and especially with new recorded dialogue in a different language from that originally used
The dubbers in France and Quebec often come up with different solutions to the problem of translating American idiom.Paul A. Cantor
: a device used to copy audio recordings either to the same type of medium (as from one cassette tape to another) or to a different type (as from a cassette tape to a compact disk)

Examples of dubber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Italian dubbers are also fighting to obtain a contractual safeguard against cutting-edge AI technology that could soon change how Hollywood localizes its movies and TV shows. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 1 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dubber was in 1934

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“Dubber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dubber. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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