noun, often attributive
\ ˈsin(t)th How to pronounce synth (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Then there are a few plinking synths, but in the end this is just about the lyrics. Raisa Bruner, Time, "The 5 Best Songs of the Week, From Selena Gomez to Frank Ocean," 25 Oct. 2019 Over a bed of plush keys and lightsaber synths, and with assists from veteran soul crooner Charlie Wilson and rap ascendant Playboi Carti, the rapper delicately navigates the fissures of love. Jason Parham, WIRED, "2019's Top Contenders for the Song of Summer," 4 June 2019 By using Xhosa lyrics, Brazilian drums, and synths that resembled bagpipes, Gabriel made no faithful re-creation of any one style, but rather a palatable hybrid steeped in a vague feel of otherness. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Coldplay Would Like to Save the World With Vagueness," 26 Nov. 2019 There’s always a part of me that wants to write an acoustic roots record or just change some things, but then there’s also that side that wants to make a weird synth record. Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press, "With his career heating up, singer-songwriter Michigander playing EP-release show Friday," 11 Sep. 2019 Rather than thinking of the NSynth as something that could replicate or replace a traditional guitar or even synth within a composition, the band embraced its oddity and found more success. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "How YACHT fed their old music to the machine and got a killer new album," 31 Aug. 2019 Minimal, twinkly synths push the track forward, but it’s Cottrill’s lyrics that make the song so appealing. Chris Triunfo,, "On ‘Immunity,’ Clairo takes pop in a fresh direction," 7 Aug. 2019 The strobe lights above me are popping in time with the thundering kick drums and violent synth-bass rolling out of the speakers at 110 beats per minute. Michael Calore, WIRED, "Strap on Your Exoskeleton and Dance, Dance, Dance," 30 July 2019 Beneath the peaceful synths sweeping the soundscape there’s the sound of a beating heart -- ever so faint and only in certain passages. Mike Oliver |, al, "MVC finds song scientifically proven to reduce anxiety," 6 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of synth

1976, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2020

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“Synth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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