re·​verb | \ ri-ˈvərb How to pronounce reverb (audio) , ˈrē-ˌvərb\

Definition of reverb

: an electronically produced echo effect in recorded music also : a device for producing reverb

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Just her voice, a reverb-heavy guitar, and a slow-clapping audience that glowed with smartphone lights and sang along. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, "Jenny Lewis shows why she’s a born performer," 6 Sep. 2019 The musicians were amplified and discreetly processed — mostly for reverb. Christian Hertzogwriter, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: A concert of 21st-century American music signals new direction for SummerFest," 12 Aug. 2019 Meiko takes the bubbly, heart-fluttering pop tune and puts a dramatic edge on it, brimming with reverb that make the singer’s passionate vocals alluringly eerie. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Meiko Premieres Sultry, Stripped-Down Cover of Jennifer Paige's 'Crush': Exclusive," 26 Apr. 2018 Philo’s mega-influential tone is still on the reverb. Jessica Iredale, Town & Country, "When Did "Wearable" Become a Dirty Word in Fashion?," 27 Mar. 2019 Today, one of the most popular digital techniques is called convolution reverb, which uses recordings of the acoustics of real spaces to produce highly realistic simulations of those spaces. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Cave acoustics can help sculpt more realistic sounds in digital space," 14 Nov. 2018 Expect reverb aplenty as the two-night blowout, backed by local label Freakout Records, takes over a handful of neighborhood venues. The Seattle Times, "Everything you need to know about the hottest tickets in town: Seattle events for November 2018," 26 Oct. 2018 Martine’s reverb-rich production wraps Veirs’s gorgeous melodies in a warm blanket that feels comforting from first track to last. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Top Picks: Laura Veirs' 'The Lookout,' the podcast 'Circle Round,' and more top picks," 4 May 2018 Mac Saturn is a riffy, twangy kind of band that delivers a good dose of surf-y reverb. Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit music: Idiot Kids at Outer Limits, Nick Speed at the Old Miami," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of reverb

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reverb

short for reverberation

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