[ verb oh-ver-duhb; noun oh-ver-duhb ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈdʌb; noun ˈoʊ vərˌdʌb /
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verb (used without object), o·ver·dubbed, o·ver·dub·bing.
to add other recorded sound or music, as a supplementary instrumental or vocal track, to a taped musical track to complete or enhance a recording.
verb (used with object), o·ver·dubbed, o·ver·dub·bing.
to add (a track or tracks) to a musical recording.
a recorded segment or layer of instrumental parts, vocalization, or sound effects integrated into a musical recording.
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“Mountains” was a sonic left-turn from Helium’s swan song, 1997’s “The Magic City,” a big studio rock record thick with layers of synthesized strings and guitar overdubs.Mary Timony’s ‘Mountains’ confused lots of listeners 20 years ago. It always made perfect sense to her.|Mariana Timony|February 26, 2021|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for overdub
/ (in multitrack recording) /
verb (ˌəʊvəˈdʌb) -dubs, -dubbing or -dubbed
to add (new sound) on a spare track or tracks
the addition of new sound to a recording; the blending of various layers of sound in one recording
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