un·​am·​pli·​fied ˌən-ˈam-plə-ˌfīd How to pronounce unamplified (audio)
: 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 Because one other thing that my non-opera-going friends are often surprised to find out is that opera singing is completely unamplified. Nicholas Gallagher, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 And sound designer Jonathan Deans keeps both the miked performers and the unamplified instruments crisp and clear throughout. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2022 Bordignon plays it most Sundays, but on May 24, the most sonorous of all unamplified instruments joins the Philadelphia Orchestra in a gala concert to raise money for the church’s restoration. Music May 18, Vulture, 18 May 2022 We’ve been told for years how Steinmetz Hall, the newest venue at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, would provide world-class sound quality for unamplified performances. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 20 Jan. 2022 Not many of them could ever have experienced just how incredible a great, unamplified voice can be. Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2021 Unfortunately, the building’s original design as a vaudeville hall and then movie theater did not meet modern requirements for quality acoustical support for unamplified, live instrumental music. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2021 Few of us could have heard unamplified music in more than a year. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 21 June 2021 The unamplified music was full and rich, with the large canopy over the courtyard producing a welcome reverberation. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unamplified was in 1892

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“Unamplified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unamplified. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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