\ ˈsiŋk How to pronounce sync (audio) \
variants: or less commonly synch
synced also synched\ ˈsiŋ(k)t How to pronounce synched (audio) \; syncing also synching\ ˈsiŋ-​kiŋ How to pronounce synching (audio) \

Definition of sync

 (Entry 1 of 2)


variants: or less commonly synch

Definition of sync (Entry 2 of 2)

: synchronization, synchronism moving in sync out of sync with the world

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sync adjective

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And as with tabs, all your notes sync seamlessly across all your devices. David Nield, Wired, "6 Reasons to Ditch Chrome for the Vivaldi Browser on Android," 14 Sep. 2019 Not long after, Gaumont formed his own company and Blaché became a pioneer, making films that were colored by hand and others that used a pioneering sound system, which synced visuals with prerecorded wax cylinders. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Overlooked No More: Alice Guy Blaché, the World’s First Female Filmmaker," 8 Sep. 2019 Others, like SyncToy’s tool for syncing folders, emerged as PowerToys for Windows XP and Vista. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Windows 10's first PowerToys app allows custom Snap resizing and looks amazing," 6 Sep. 2019 Instead, five female models and five male models lip synced the lyrics. Paul Grein, Billboard, "How Did Some of the Greatest Videos of All Time Fare at the VMAs?," 22 Aug. 2019 Fersco is also fully integrated with Adobe's Creative Cloud ecosystem, which syncs across devices. Jess Grey, WIRED, "iPad Artists, Don't Brush Off Adobe Fresco," 16 Aug. 2019 Their offense and pitching, which have rarely synced all season, have been spotty. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres can’t take care of first; Mets ride deGrom to series win," 25 July 2019 In-the-know listeners could tune in and sync the media, turning down the volume on their TVs while holding their radio speakers close, Vogl said. John Wenzel, The Know, "Mile High Movie Roast’s farewell marks end of era for B-movie comedy," 23 June 2019 The first big breakthrough was the Video Rewrite paper, an academic document that proposed solutions for manipulating video and for syncing audio with video. Dan Patterson, CBS News, "From deepfake to "cheap fake," it's going to be harder than ever to tell what's true on your favorite apps and websites," 13 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Joe Flacco appeared uncomfortable throughout the entire affair, unable to stay upright in the pocket and terribly out of sync in an offense that felt unprepared. Alaa Abdeldaiem,, "Saints Top Texans on Last-Second Field Goal, Raiders Impress in Win Over Broncos," 10 Sep. 2019 Carr believes he’s in sync with new receivers The only receiver on the 53-man roster from a year ago is Dwayne Harris, and is predominantly a special teams player. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Raiders report: Five things we learned Wednesday," 4 Sep. 2019 Wall Street Journal China Talks President Trump’s market-soothing assertion yesterday—that China was itching for a trade deal—may not be entirely in sync with reality, analysts say. David Meyer, Fortune, "Ferdinand Piëch’s Legacy: CEO Daily," 27 Aug. 2019 All of the girls and Brady were in sync and their short, specific movements were powerful on stage. Martha Sorren, Woman's Day, "'Dance Moms' Did A Bob Fosse-Inspired Performance & It's So Cool To Watch," 22 Aug. 2019 Prior to joining Nettwerk, Richmond worked at [PIAS] on the sync and brand partnerships team, where his successes included campaigns for Apple, Ford and IKEA. Hannah Malach, Billboard, "Executive Turntable: Moves at Mom + Pop Records, Capitol Music Group, MSG and More," 26 July 2019 With his mechanics out of sync and with opposing hitters keying in on his pitching tendencies, his confidence shrank. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies’ Kyle Freeland taking small steps forward on comeback path," 15 Aug. 2019 As Meg Anderson, Haley Day, and Katie Grenier practiced their routine, Grenier slipped carelessly out of sync, took a moment from supporting a lift to stifle a sneeze, and finally broke away entirely to snack on a bag of chips. Karen Campbell,, "Provocation and playfulness in Boston Contemporary Dance Festival performances," 11 Aug. 2019 The exchange rate will run and this is completely out of sync. Chris Muronzi, Quartz Africa, "The Zimbabwean dollar makes a return a decade later but uncertainty reigns," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of sync


1945, in the meaning defined above


1929, in the meaning defined above

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