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dubstep

[duhb-step] /ˈdʌbˌstɛp/
noun
1.
a style of mostly instrumental electronic music, originating in London, influenced by dub and characterized by syncopated rhythm and an emphasis on bass and drum elements.
Origin
2000-2005
2000-05; dub4 ( def 6 ) + step
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dubstep

/ˈdʌbˌstɛp/
noun
1.
a genre of electronic music conveying a dark and brooding atmosphere through prominent bass lines
Word Origin
C21: from dub1 (sense 6) + step
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