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

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 Despite this, Albini worked on a 2013 In Utero reissue because Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic personally asked him to remaster the LP. Spin Staff, SPIN, 8 May 2024 Prinz tracked down hundreds of sources from around the planet to gather and remaster his catalog. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 1 May 2024 Defining terms: remaster, remake, reboot Gabriela: What is the difference between remaster, remake, reboot? Quartz Staff, Quartz, 16 Apr. 2024 Matthew Smith Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is the primary example of how to faithfully remaster an old game for a new era. Matthew Smith, Ars Technica, 8 July 2023 In an attempt to remaster the Willy Wonka story, UCB performers will remake the Roald Dahl tale one laugh at a time. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 27 Dec. 2023 Scientists digitally remaster the brains of two 'enormous river monsters' to try and find out. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 14 Feb. 2023 To celebrate the late Brooklyn rapper’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Nov. 7, the soda brand worked with Biggie’s collaborators Cey Adams and DJ Enuff to remaster the unreleased track, which just so happened to feature Pepsi as the main focus. Ellise Shafer,, 21 Oct. 2020 The transition to EVs is the perfect opportunity to remaster the model mix. Georg Kacher, Car and Driver, 19 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remaster was in 1964

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“Remaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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