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

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Recent Examples on the Web It’s all-out dance music with those massive synth lines and even some blips of heavy vocal processing. Ryan Reed, SPIN, 22 June 2022 Not a cover, not a remix, not an interpolation—the original version, holding fast, in all of its booming and extraterrestrial synth glory. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 Antonoff fooled around with some simple keyboard voicings on a warm-sounding vintage synth, then programmed a spare, mid-tempo track on a drum machine. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 The escalation from ballad to heart-pumper is deft, with a lone synth note the perfect segue from teasing to demanding. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 17 May 2022 With Balún, his instrument was more joyous, often dancing over top their quilts of pan flute, accordion, synth, Puerto Rican cuatro and Angélica Negrón’s gentle coo. Ryan Reed, SPIN, 28 Mar. 2022 This uptempo, keys- and synth-filled track is a perfect summer kickoff. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 1 Apr. 2022 It’s like a quarantine-era mood squeezed into a post-pandemic synth banger. Chris Willman, Variety, 31 Mar. 2022 The track boasts a dusty drum groove and an unnerving loop of queasy bell-like synths that chime off-kilter over the occasional thrum of a bass synth. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of synth

1976, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jun 2022

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“Synth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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