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

Definition of sync

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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

Examples of sync in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Many of the major updates coming to iOS 15 will be available on macOS Monterey as well, including SharePlay and Screen Sharing on FaceTime, Shared with You, and Focus modes, which can sync with your iPhone. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 7 June 2021 Most phones do this automatically, and individual apps like Notes and Photos constantly sync on their own. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 4 June 2021 From there, go to Photos settings, then back up and sync. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 24 May 2021 One of the nice features of the Thinkers+ subscription is the ability to store and sync your data in a different cloud service. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 18 Mar. 2021 This spring his confidence and aggressiveness started to sync up with that big body. Eric Hansen, The Indianapolis Star, 14 May 2021 This is low-key depressing to even type out, but kudos to Gangs of London for actually casting actors whose ethnic backgrounds sync up with those of their characters! Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 4 Apr. 2021 With a smartphone or tablet and using the built-in BluOS wireless multi-room streaming technology, users can connect and sync audio to, from, and around any room in the home. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Trubisky also will have to sync up with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor in the first game of their quarterback-playcaller relationship. Colleen Kane,, 28 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Could Ferris join a parade and lip-sync Twist and Shout? Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 8 June 2021 With the assistance of her friends and her family, an ailing Blanca is able to pull off an epic final performance at the ball and slays the lip-sync category. Ineye Komonibo,, 3 May 2021 In the season-ending chapter, the top four queens face off in a lip sync smackdown, each hoping to win $100,000 and become America’s Next Drag Superstar. oregonlive, 24 Apr. 2021 In the season finale, the final four queens compete in a lip-sync finale, and the queens pick a Miss Congeniality. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 In the season ender, the top four queens face off in a lip sync smackdown, each hoping to win $100,000 and become America’s Next Drag Superstar. Kathy Passero, cleveland, 23 Apr. 2021 Zuccarello, in particular, looks like a natural complement to Kaprizov, with their playmaking in-sync. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 2 Mar. 2021 TikTok has soared in popularity in the last year, particularly among younger users, who record lip-sync videos, comedy bits and riffs on other videos. New York Times, 15 Jan. 2021 Boy Bar, a venue on nearby St. Marks Place, also expanded the scene by featuring a bevy of beauties putting on slightly more traditional lip-sync and dance shows. NBC News, 28 Dec. 2020

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1945, in the meaning defined above


1929, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2021

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“Sync.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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