dub·​step ˈdəb-ˌstep How to pronounce dubstep (audio)
: a type of electronic dance music having prominent bass lines and syncopated drum patterns

Examples of dubstep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their sound incorporates pop, electronic, dubstep and indie, among other styles, and they're known for their DIY approach to writing, producing and mixing. The Indianapolis Star, 27 Mar. 2024 Its third release, Burial’s debut South London Boroughs EP, quickly helped strengthen its position as one of the most influential labels of the early dubstep scene. Arielle Lana Lejarde, Rolling Stone, 26 Mar. 2024 Here, Broner took the time to share with Forbes her shift from pursuing theater to becoming a dubstep artist, the best piece of advice master turntablist Rob Swift gave her, being married to Subtronics and more. Lisa Kocay, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 The song combines riddim elements with classic country sounds — a genre rarely seen in the dance/dubstep community. Xander Zellner, Billboard, 22 Feb. 2024 More than one waltz was derailed by disruptive outbursts of dubstep. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Known then for crafting music that amalgamated early dubstep, soul samples and snippets of his own eerie vibrato, Blake quickly ascended as an underground sensation. Kristin Robinson, Billboard, 8 Sep. 2023 The first part of the set moves through bass-heavy tracks with a dubstep undercurrent, with glowing chords occasionally cutting through the gloom. Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork, 22 Aug. 2023 Shaquille O'Neal announced the release date for his debut dubstep album in the silliest way possible on Wednesday. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 10 Aug. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'dubstep.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

2001, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dubstep was in 2001

Dictionary Entries Near dubstep

Cite this Entry

“Dubstep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dubstep. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!