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Definition of "reverb" [re•verb]

  • A reverberative effect produced in recorded music by electronic means. (noun)
  • A device used for producing this effect. (noun)
  • To reverberate or cause to reverberate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reverb" in a sentence
  • "L.A. DJ duo Classixx has remixed a number of our favorite dance-oriented acts -- Phoenix, Holy Ghost, Yacht -- by turning them into lush, breezy, laidback '70s grooves, bathed in reverb, synth washes and California atmosphere."
  • "Using primitive, sometimes handmade equipment, they would drench the instrumental backing track in reverb and echo, then add sound effects to build a throbbing, psychedelic stew."
  • "You can hear the amazing reverb from the church's old walls, and the cold empty space."