noun, often attributive
\ ˈsin(t)th \

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Her disdain is crystal-clear—even when it's buried in synths. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Madonna Released the Ultimate Divorce Album 6 Years Ago—You Just Didn't Listen," 30 Nov. 2018 The bundle includes 21 classic synths and keyboards with over 6,500 presets. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "The best Black Friday deals for DJs and electronic musicians," 21 Nov. 2018 The track, co-written by Sasha Sloan, has the band’s signature alternative-meets-synth-pop sound, coupled with Klein’s ambient vocals and tweet-worthy lyrics. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "LANY's Paul Jason Klein Breaks Down the Worst Heartbreak of His Life," 17 July 2018 There's an at-large serial killer, teen boys trying to solve murders, a synth-heavy score, and what looks like rapidly escalating violence. Luke Darby, GQ, "The Summer of '84 Trailer Delivers Scares and Slasher Nostalgia," 30 June 2018 Above, the keyboards and synths of Fabian Almazan and Jason Lindner swim together, Mark Shim’s electronic wind instrument curving and drifting against them. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Justin Brown Is a Monster on Drums. Now He’s a Bandleader, Too.," 27 June 2018 This week is shaping as a big one for synth-pop act Years & Years, whose top sophomore album Palo Santo is aiming for a high debut on the U.K. chart. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Watch Years & Years Cover Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left To Cry' For BBC Radio 1," 13 July 2018 Speaking of the music, this album is analog synth heavy. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "How Ingmar Bergman's 'Persona' Inspired Rival Consoles' Electronica," 23 Apr. 2018 Albarn collaborates with James Ford, a U.K. musician and producer (who has worked with Arctic Monkeys and Haim, among others), on 11 tracks steeped in ‘70s and ‘80s electronic funk and synth-pop. Greg Kot,, "New Gorillaz, 'The Now Now,' is an empty melting pot," 29 June 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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