dub definition, meaning - what is dub in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dub”

See all translations

dub

verb uk   us   /dʌb/ (-bb-)

dub verb (NAME)

[T + noun] to give something or someone a particular name, especially describing what you think of it, him, or her: She was dubbed by the newspapers "the Angel of Death".

dub verb (SOUNDS)

[T] to change the sounds and speech on a film or television programme, especially to a different language: I'd rather watch a movie with subtitles than one dubbed into English. To conceal his identity, the man's voice has been dubbed over (= an actor speaks his words).

dub

noun [U] uk   us   /dʌb/
a style of music or poetry connected with reggae in which the main part of the tune is removed and various special effects are added
(Definition of dub from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dub?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dub” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More