often attributive

Examples of synth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Backed by only drums and an army of synths, the album is credited as being one of the first all-synthesizer records to earn widespread success. Jason Newman, Rolling Stone, 4 Sep. 2023 The energetic song — which marks the group’s first offering since the 2022 release of their Billboard 200 crowning album, Born Pink — features high-octane synths, booming bass and members Lisa, Jisoo, Rosé and Jennie flexing about their social status, musical prowess and more. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 25 Aug. 2023 In recent years, Berlin producer Sam Barker has developed a unique style of drum-free techno, in which flickering synths largely replace the percussion. Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork, 22 Aug. 2023 The duo gloriously harmonize over rousing synths and guitar, trading verses about a simpler, more reckless time when young love seemed like enough. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2023 The theme literally evolves in different variations during the title sequence for each episode — there’s one on cold synths, one on cellos, another on bells and textural pianos. Tim Greiving, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2023 The lush production goes heavy on the lightness, with passing clouds of synths and a zippy build creating a peppy and yes, uplifting, vibe. Katie Bain, Billboard, 18 Aug. 2023 Trap music, once a local phenomenon of eerie synths and clattering digital snares, became the default sound for much pop music to come. August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 In Oldboy, vengeance is grimy, exhilarating, lonely, exhausting, and only fleetingly heroic (think of the hero’s theme song in the film — a solitary horn from a Hollywood Western washed over with doom-laden synths and the relentless march of a drum machine). Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of synth was in 1976

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“Synth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synth. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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