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 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 Most of the arrangements here keep things simple, generally leaning on unamplified sounds to complement Lynn’s country-as-grits voice. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 17 Mar. 2021 On opening night, sound quality was erratic through portions of the show, with unamplified performers’ words swallowed by the theater. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 19 Feb. 2021 In the quiet of Mater Dolorosa, his unamplified voice resonated. Keith Spera, NOLA.com, 5 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 1 Aug. 2019 Hearing them live in a regular unamplified environment was certainly very impressive. Steve Marinucci, Billboard, 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unamplified

1892, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2021

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“Unamplified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unamplified. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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