Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Informal A synthesizer.
  • noun A style of light popular music made with synthesizers.

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  • noun slang A musical synthesizer.

Etymologies

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Shortened from synthesizer.

Examples

  • Yes | No | Report from KMB33 wrote 45 weeks 5 days ago wood looks better but synthetic doesnt flex or crack as easy, so it would probably be more accurate, plus synth is lighter.

    hey i'm thinking about buying a new rifle. a nice one. im willing to pay over 1000 dollars for it.

  • Yes | No | Report from KMB33 wrote 45 weeks 2 days ago wood looks better but synthetic doesnt flex or crack as easy, so it would probably be more accurate, plus synth is lighter.

    hey i'm thinking about buying a new rifle. a nice one. im willing to pay over 1000 dollars for it.

  • Enthusiastic crowd (though far too many toweringly-tall shoes, and I don’t just mean the women – how do you expect to rock out in that kind of footwear?), lightly interactive performance, and I wish they didn’t call it a solo act, because whoever the chick rocking the synth is (absolutely gorgeous, too), she needs more face time.

    September « 2008 « Morgan Dempsey

  • Enthusiastic crowd (though far too many toweringly-tall shoes, and I don’t just mean the women – how do you expect to rock out in that kind of footwear?), lightly interactive performance, and I wish they didn’t call it a solo act, because whoever the chick rocking the synth is (absolutely gorgeous, too), she needs more face time.

    IAMX @ The Great American Music Hall (9/16/08) « Morgan Dempsey

  • Long-running British duo Goldfrapp are renowned for their groundbreaking electro-pop albums (which arguably provided the blueprint for upstarts like La Roux), but over the years they've experimented with sounds ranging from glam rock to what can only be described as synth-folk.

    Be Specific: Alison Goldfrapp talks about Goldfrapp's experiments in sound

  • I still don't think a synth is a proper synth without them.

    eBay of the day: Crazy Homemade British Synth

  • What sounded like a guitar might actually be a keyboard; what sounded like a synth might be a bass.

    NPR Topics: News

  • What sounded like a guitar might actually be a keyboard; what sounded like a synth might be a bass.

    NPR Topics: News

  • In my opinion there are too many so-called synth-pop bands now and most of them are making bad music which has the effect that the people have to spend a lot of time to find the few good ones.

    Side-Line news feed

  • In my opinion there are too many so-called synth-pop bands now and most of them are making bad music which has the effect that the people have to spend a lot of time to find the few good ones.

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