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 To remaster early Disney films for DVDs, artists have to go into every frame and repaint the lines on the cels. Gia Yetikyel, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2021 That means it’s no harder or easier to remaster a new film than to do one made last year, or even one made 10, 30, or 50 years ago. Eric J. Lyman, Fortune, 26 May 2021 Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the 1982 classic Tron and an early salvo in Disney’s lengthy campaign to reimagine and remaster its old properties. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 24 Feb. 2021 Director Todd Douglas Miller worked with a team to remaster never-before-seen footage of the first trip to the moon for its 50th anniversary. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 9 Jan. 2021 Each day will feature four unique episodes each that have been newly remastered in 4K from the original 35mm camera negative. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 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, 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, 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, 22 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of remaster

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Remaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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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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