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dub 1

tr.v. dubbed, dub·bing, dubs
1. To tap lightly on the shoulder by way of conferring knighthood.
2. To honor with a new title or description.
3. To give a name to facetiously or playfully; nickname.
4. To strike, cut, or rub (timber or leather, for example) so as to make even or smooth.
5. To dress (a fowl).
6. To execute (a golf stroke, for example) poorly.
An awkward person or player; a bungler.

[Middle English dubben, from Old English dubbian, perhaps from Old French aduber.]

dub 2

v. dubbed, dub·bing, dubs
1. To thrust at; poke.
2. To beat (a drum).
1. To make a thrust.
2. To beat on a drum.
1. The act of dubbing.
2. A drumbeat.

[Perhaps from Low German dubben, to hit, strike.]

dub 3

tr.v. dubbed, dub·bing, dubs
a. To transfer (recorded material) onto a new recording medium.
b. To copy (a record or tape).
2. To insert a new soundtrack, often a synchronized translation of the original dialogue, into (a film).
3. To add (sound) into a film or tape: dub in strings behind the vocal.
1. The new sounds added by dubbing.
2. A dubbed copy of a tape or record.
3. A mostly instrumental style of music originating in Jamaica, produced by remixing existing recordings to emphasize drum and bass rhythms and adding audio effects.

[Short for double.]

dub′ber n.

dub 4

n. Scots
A puddle or small pool.

[Origin unknown.]


 (dŭb′ĭn) also dub·bing (-ĭng)
An application of tallow and oil for dressing leather.

[From dub.]
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1. (Film) the replacement of a soundtrack in one language by one in another language
2. (Film) the combination of several soundtracks into a single track
3. (Film) the addition of a soundtrack to a film or broadcast


1. (Angling) angling hair or fur spun on waxed silk and added to the body of an artificial fly to give it shape
2. (Textiles) a variant of dubbin
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Either replacing the soundtrack with a foreign language one, combining several soundtracks on a single one, or adding sounds such as music to the film.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dubbing - a new soundtrack that is added to a film
soundtrack - sound recording on a narrow strip of a motion picture film
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دَبْلَجَه، إضافَة مُؤَثِّراتٍ صَوْتِيَّه


A. N (Cine) → doblaje m
B. CPD dubbing mixer Nmezclador(a) m/f de sonido
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n (Film) → Synchronisation f
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[ˈdʌbɪŋ] n (Cine) → doppiaggio
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(dab) past tense, past participle dubbed verb
1. to give (a film) a new sound-track (eg in a different language).
2. to add sound effects or music to (a film etc).
ˈdubbing noun
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The first episode of the first pidgin English dubbing competition, 'Voice to Fame' featuring a host of celebrities including actress Mide Martins, Charles Okocha, aka Igwe 2Pac, Nkechi Blessing and others, will start airing from this Sunday on leading digital pay TV network, StarTimes.
In response to SRK's tweet, Shaan asked him to not destroy an iconic film like The Lion King with Hindi dubbing and to at least change his vocal expression for the iconic character.
It was announced 2 weeks ago that SRK would be dubbing Mufasa in the upcoming reboot.
Although a new AI-based system is trying to change the facial expressions of actors to accurately match dubbed voices, AI can also help the dubbing process by helping the dubbing actors themselves--without altering the onscreen content--which could lead to a more complicated distribution system for a TV product.
New Interactive Studio (NiS), a Syria-headquartered voice dubbing company, will launch its dubbing management system, Tazmeen at the Dubai International Content Market, which will be held in Dubai from December 9-10.
Sharing her dubbing experience for Incredibles 2, Kajol said, "I am actually big fan of superpower films so when I was approached for dubbing of supergirl's character, I was most excited about it.
Dubbing, as the most frequent mode of AVT in Iran, has a long history of over 70 years as all foreign feature films and television series have been dubbed for official national broadcast in Iran.
The Thai superstar said dubbing for the hit HBO series is quite a challenge for him because Jon Snow's voice is deep while his is a little bit high-pitched.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 27 August 2017: Walt Disney Company finally bowed to the Egyptian public pressure and announced the return of dubbing animation and cartoon films in the Egyptian colloquial Arabic dialect, instead of the formal Arabic dialect (Fos-ha).
Talking about his dubbing experience in Despicable Me 3 , Asgar said: "Acting and dubbing both are difficult.
Abstract: Dubbing is often regarded as more domesticating than subtitling as it erases the foreign audio, negating the viewer any direct access to the original dialogue, while subtitling supplements the foreign audio instead of erasing it.
Well, that can be a reality with the Competition Commission of India ( CCI) lifting a four- decadeold ban on dubbing of other language movies into Kannada.