un·​am·​pli·​fied | \ ˌən-ˈam-plə-ˌfīd How to pronounce unamplified (audio) \

Definition of unamplified

: not increased in strength or made louder (such as with an amplifier) : not amplified an unamplified voice unamplified guitar music

Examples of unamplified in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After having an unamplified conversation with fans closest to the stage and an exhibition of twerking to fill a few moments, Lizzo turned to walk offstage when her microphone sprang back to life. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Technical glitches aren't enough to dethrone Lizzo at '99.5 ZPL Jingle Jam'," 11 Dec. 2019 Steinmetz Hall, a state-of-the-art venue for unamplified music, is scheduled to open by fall 2020. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando Ballet, Dr. Phillips Center reach deal on Steinmetz Hall," 1 Aug. 2019 Hearing them live in a regular unamplified environment was certainly very impressive. Steve Marinucci, Billboard, "Peter Asher Shares Beatles Memories, Excerpt From His Inventive Fab Four Book," 28 Oct. 2019 Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-capacity venue, is an acoustically sophisticated space designed for unamplified performances that also comes with a hefty price tag — approximately $237 million. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Philharmonic, Opera Orlando reach deals with Dr. Phillips Center on Steinmetz Hall," 22 Oct. 2019 Bennett said this will create an intimacy between the singers and audience, and the singers’ unamplified voices will expand more evenly and naturally throughout the 3,000-seat Civic auditorium. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fast-rising soprano makes U.S. debut in title role of S.D. Opera’s ‘Aida’," 13 Oct. 2019 Open up the rest of the public areas of the park to all the free — but unamplified, please — expression that anyone would ever want to offer or hear. Eric Zorn, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Keep The Bean forever open, clear and free of preachers and protesters," 17 Sep. 2019 The theater is acoustically perfect for unamplified singers and musicians, and the design team has made excellent use of the theater’s lighting and projection technology. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Voices sublime in Opera NEO’s modern world of ‘La Calisto’," 10 Aug. 2019 But the theater’s intimacy allows for unamplified vocals and raises the emotional stakes of the piece, with its combustive romantic triangle and unstable magical kingdom of unicorns, fairies and jousting knights. Julia M. Klein, Philly.com, "Act II Playhouse's 'Camelot' a scaled-down yet powerful portrayal," 27 May 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Unamplified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unamplified. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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