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

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Recent Examples on the Web As witnessed in the single art, his vision of the future isn't great, but the song is, with kick drum and synth propelling us forth into a spacious, emotive, multi-movement opus and hopefully also propelling us forth into a more equitable future. Katie Bain, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Porter Robinson, Maceo Plex, Kloud & More," 28 Aug. 2020 Veteran synth pop duo Erasure score a tenth Top 10 album with The Neon (Mute), new at No. 4. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "The Killers Keep U.K. Chart Streak Going as 'Imploding The Mirage' Opens at No. 1," 30 Aug. 2020 Melodies emerge from the trippy swirl of bubbling synths and decaying beats, the atmosphere thick with cryptic visions and ghostly echoes. Greg Kot,, "10 best albums of 2019 in rock-pop-rap," 2 Dec. 2019 In tune with her own countryfied flavor of indie rock, Crutchfield turns the song more acoustic, replacing the booming synths with twangy guitar and hand percussion. Marcus Jones,, "Friday Five: Frank Ocean's timely love story, Orville Peck's cloudless new tune, and more," 4 Apr. 2020 Anchorage synth-pop artist Paul Jacks has been releasing new music at a breathtaking pace. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, "New Alaska tunes: Listen to these artists while you’re stuck indoors," 19 Mar. 2020 For example, controls on unused modules are now dimmed and the synth allows numerical editing of parameter values. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Apple’s Logic Pro X and MainStage get updated with tons of new tweaks," 27 Sep. 2018 Upbeat acoustic jams or sultry bossa nova synths play in the background. New York Times, "Why Animal Crossing Is the Game for the Coronavirus Moment," 7 Apr. 2020 What does love mean when there’s a thousand copies of your daughter?’ … Data was a singular sort of entity, and this idea that a piece of him was copied—there could be thousands of these synths out there. Geek's Guide To The Galaxy, WIRED, "Jean-Luc Picard Is the Captain We Need Right Now," 4 Apr. 2020

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Synth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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