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 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 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 See More

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First Known Use of unamplified

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 24 Sep. 2022.

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