dub·​ber | \ ˈdə-bər How to pronounce dubber (audio) \
plural dubbers

Definition of dubber

1 : 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
2 : 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)

First Known Use of dubber

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dubber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dubber. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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