dubstep

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The hardcore artist-turned-megaproducer/DJ helped popularize dubstep in the mainstream while also ushering an EDM-forward era of both pop music and rap. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 6 Jan. 2023 In the hands of young Black British producers smitten by Chicago drill but raised on a diet of grime, dubstep, and other dance music, drill’s open space offered room for other rhythms to hop aboard. Wayne Marshall, Vulture, 17 Aug. 2022 If not, Reid can focus on the sound that started his career, dubstep, as EDM star Getter. Journal Sentinel, 27 Nov. 2022 For its 20th anniversary, Stellar Spark is expanding to two nights, with rising dubstep star Svdden Death headlining on Dec. 31. Piet Levy, Journal Sentinel, 18 Oct. 2022 His collection of tracks consisted of a mixture of genres, including trap and dubstep. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2022 Armin Van Buuren, Illenium and Porter Robinson headline the annual EDM fest, which features stages focused on house, bass and dubstep. Samantha Nelson, Chicago Tribune, 2 Sep. 2022 Altogether, this fleet of artists played thousands of tracks spanning house, techno, dance-pop, dubstep, hardstyle, EDM, trance, tech house and beyond. Katie Bain, Billboard, 3 June 2022 This song is the first time Swift introduced dubstep to her sound, a stark contrast from her previous country-pop style. Maggie Horton, Country Living, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

2002, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dubstep was in 2002

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“Dubstep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dubstep. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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