[ duhb-step ]
/ ˈdʌbˌstɛp /
a style of mostly instrumental electronic music, originating in London, influenced by dub and characterized by syncopated rhythm and an emphasis on bass and drum elements.
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Examples from the Web for dubstep
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British Dictionary definitions for dubstep
/ (ˈdʌbˌstɛp) /
a genre of electronic music conveying a dark and brooding atmosphere through prominent bass lines
Word Origin for dubstep
C21: from dub 1 (sense 6) + step
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