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  • adj. Excessively amplified
  • v. Past participle of overamplify


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over- +‎ amplified


  • Most of the cast is equally at home in opera and musical comedy all overamplified on opening night, an error surely corrected by now.

    'Sweeney Todd' Is a Cut Above

  • She just put on a headset and started talking on a microphone, leading me on an overamplified phobia-free journey through the process of flying.

    uncharted terriTORI

  • The cast DeMille ended up with—Reginald Denny, Kay Johnson—is utterly sexless, and the film itself is dramatically overamplified and lacks charm.

    Empire of Dreams

  • Slumped low in his seat, the driver, who is also the auctioneer, calls out each new lot on a scratchy, overamplified public-address system.

    Going One, Going Twice: The Parity Disparity

  • "Heart" epitomizes the spirit of this production: the chorus of ballplayers is so eager to please that it numbs you with heartiness, an effect reinforced by the show's overamplified sound system.

    'Damn Yankees' Steals Home

  • My point with the Bonds analogy is that the next step is when those overamplified things become accepted as reality and take on their own momentum.


  • I have certain issues with overamplified music - not least that it makes my ears hurt for hours afterwards - which is why I don't go more often.

    Barbican burns down

  • It was surreal as if in the midst of the loud and boisterous and overamplified praise music singing, there were these spaces of quiet for the soul in the chant.

    More angst over the Motu proprio

  • I was told that they were "less distracting" and yet we were/are constantly assaulted by overamplified cantors and ugly vestments and lack of the sense of reverence.

    Homily by the Ecumenical Patriarch (Must Read)

  • This album takes takes influences as diverse as The Velvet Underground, The Ramones, and even The Ronettes the "Be My Baby" drum intro can be heard leading in several of the songs on this album, and torches them with searing, overamplified guitars and heavy doses of white noise generated with guitar feedback.

    The Jesus And Mary Chain, Psychocandy (Blanco Y Negro, 2006 Reissue)


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