dub·​step | \ ˈdəb-ˌstep How to pronounce dubstep (audio) \

Definition of dubstep

: 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 At a stoplight, another cyclist, with a speaker blasting dubstep, pulled up. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 20 Sep. 2021 His atmospheric style was adapted by acts working in electronica, trip-hop, dubstep, and modern reggae, dub and dancehall. NBC News, 29 Aug. 2021 That [chart position] is crazy to me, because there’s a full on headbanging dubstep section in this, so that’s cool. Katie Bain, Billboard, 16 July 2021 The other remixes prove to be as sonically diverse, offering everything from dance floor heaters to deep R&B, heavy dubstep and playful basslines. Lisa Kocay, Forbes, 29 June 2021 If house, techno and trance deliver various flavors of ~~vibe~~, then straight-up American dubstep delivers VIBE, DAMMIT! Billboard Staff, Billboard, 14 May 2021 Jesse Kardon, known mononymously as Subtronics, is among the most respected names in bass music, creating his signature fusion of heavy dubstep and riddim designed to destroy headbangers on the dance floor. Lisa Kocay, Forbes, 6 May 2021 This trailer seems to suggest that the Paramount+ revival will be less hip-hop and more dubstep. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 5 May 2021 Roughly 90 Monstercat tracks -- from heavy dubstep to pop-leaning EDM -- have been launched in Rocket League since 2017, resulting in approximately 400 million streams. Katie Bain, Billboard, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of dubstep

2002, in the meaning defined above

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“Dubstep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dubstep. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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