re·​mas·​ter | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈma-stər How to pronounce remaster (audio) \
remastered; remastering; remasters

Definition of remaster

transitive verb

: to create a new master of especially by altering or enhancing the sound quality of an older recording

Examples of remaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each day will feature four unique episodes each that have been newly remastered in 4K from the original 35mm camera negative. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Oh. My. God! Friends Thanksgiving episodes headed to theaters," 31 Oct. 2019 It was remastered in high resolution audio as part of a collection of Perlman recordings, and Harrell is barely acknowledged in the notes. Los Angeles Times, "Appreciation: Remembering Lynn Harrell, the singing cellist," 1 May 2020 The video game industry, like Hollywood, has made a common practice of remastering and remaking old hits — particularly welcome for older games with graphics or controls that have not aged gracefully. Jason Schreier, New York Times, "After Years of Anticipation, Final Fantasy VII Fans Get Their Reboot," 9 Apr. 2020 The Oscar-winning film has been remastered for IMAX screens and now playing at Regal Crocker Park in Westlake. Joey Morona, cleveland, "Brite Winter and 15 more things to do in Cleveland this weekend, Feb. 22-23," 22 Feb. 2020 Pick up a doorway chin-up bar and work on those pull-ups or remaster the sweaty art of jumping rope. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, "Exercise options abound amid coronavirus closings: Stretching Out," 18 Mar. 2020 Williams’ performances on the transcription discs have been restored and remastered by Michael Graves and produced by Cheryl Pawelski. Mary Colurso |, al, "Want to see rare photos of Hank Williams? New box set promises treasure trove," 31 Jan. 2020 Nor have any of her many astonishing recordings been remastered in high resolution sound, not that any resolution is high enough to capture her essence. Mark Swed,, "Appreciation: Why Jessye Norman was more than a great voice. Much more," 4 Oct. 2019 This fall, Sir Babygirl will follow up the release with a remastered, expanded re-work Crush on Me: Biconic Edition, set for release on Nov. 8 via Father/Daughter Records (Diet Cig, Shamir). Nick Williams, Billboard, "Listen to Queer Pop Futurist Sir Babygirl's 'Transitional Summer to Fall Bedroom Breakdown Playlist'," 28 Aug. 2019

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Remaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of remaster

technical : to make a new copy of (a recording or film) with the sound or image improved

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