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

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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 The unamplified crystalline sound of the singers — pure, modern but somehow Bach-like, too — seemed to lift the dancers as the whole lifted the audience. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "Movie to portray George Moscone as an equal rights trailblazer," 14 Feb. 2018 The maximum decibel level for commercial zones is 65 decibels during the day and 60 decibels at night, but there is no limit for the unamplified voice, said D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs spokesman Jason Washington. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "‘It’s become unbearable’: Residents, street performers clash over music in Penn Quarter," 21 Dec. 2017 However, the other model simulated a smaller increase of 8 percent, which is close to the unamplified effect of water vapor capacity in warmer air. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Hurricane Harvey studies: Yesterday’s 100-year storm is today’s 30-year storm," 17 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of unamplified

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unamplified was in 1892

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