[ dohl-bee, dawl- ]
/ ˈdoʊl bi, ˈdɔl- /


a brand of system for reducing high-frequency noise in audiotape using various electronic devices during recording and playback. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dolby


/ (ˈdɒlbɪ) /


trademark any of various specialized electronic circuits, esp those used for noise reduction in tape recorders by functioning as companders on high-frequency signals

Word Origin for Dolby

named after R. Dolby (born 1933), its US inventor
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Word Origin and History for dolby


sound reproduction system, 1966, named for its inventor, U.S. engineer Ray M. Dolby (b.1933).

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