dub Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dub” in the English Dictionary

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uk   us   /dʌb/ (-bb-)

dub verb (NAME)

[T + noun] to give something or someone a ​particularname, ​especiallydescribing 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 ​televisionprogramme, ​especially to a different ​language: I'd ​ratherwatch a ​movie with ​subtitles than one dubbed intoEnglish. To ​conceal his ​identity, the man's ​voice has been dubbed over (= an ​actorspeaks his words).

dubnoun [U]

uk   us   /dʌb/
a ​style of ​music or ​poetryconnected with ​reggae in which the ​mainpart of the ​tune is ​removed and ​variousspecialeffects are ​added
(Definition of dub from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dubverb [T]

 us   /dʌb/ (-bb-)

dub verb [T] (NAME)

to give something or someone a ​particularname, esp. ​describing what you ​think of that ​person or thing: At ​age 21 Ella Fitzgerald was dubbed "The First ​Lady of Swing."

dub verb [T] (CHANGE)

to use different ​voices, ​sounds, or ​images in a ​movie, ​televisionprogram, ​recording, etc., to ​replaceothers made ​originally or as ​addedparts: She is no ​singer, and her ​rock ’n’ ​rollnumbers were dubbed. The ​scenery is dubbed into the ​CD-ROMmovie using computer-graphics ​software.
(Definition of dub from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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