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dubbing1

[duhb-ing] /ˈdʌb ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the conferring of knighthood; accolade.
2.
Angling. the material used for the body of an artificial fly.
3.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see dub1, -ing1

dubbing2

[duhb-ing] /ˈdʌb ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of furnishing a film or tape with a new sound track or adding music, sound effects, etc., to an existing one.
Origin
1925-30; dub4 + -ing1

dub1

[duhb] /dʌb/
verb (used with object), dubbed, dubbing.
1.
to invest with any name, character, dignity, or title; style; name; call:
He was dubbed a hero.
2.
to strike lightly with a sword in the ceremony of conferring knighthood; make, or designate as, a knight:
The king dubbed him a knight.
3.
to strike, cut, rub, or make smooth, as leather or timber.
Idioms
4.
dub bright, Shipbuilding. to shave off the outer surface of the planking of (a ship).
Origin
1175-1225; Middle English dubben, late Old English *dubbian (in phrase dubbade tō ridere ‘dubbed to knight(hood)’), < Anglo-French dubber, dobber, douber, aphetic form of ad(o)uber, equivalent to a- a-5 + -do(u)ber < Old Low Franconian *dubban ‘to strike, beat’, cognate with Low German dubben, dub3; cf. daube
Related forms
dubber, noun

dub3

[duhb] /dʌb/
verb (used with object), dubbed, dubbing.
1.
to thrust; poke.
2.
Golf. to hit (a ball) poorly; misplay (a shot).
3.
to execute poorly.
verb (used without object), dubbed, dubbing.
4.
to thrust; poke.
noun
5.
a thrust; poke.
6.
a drumbeat.
Origin
1505-15; apparently same word (with older sense) as dub1

dub4

[duhb] /dʌb/
verb (used with object), dubbed, dubbing.
1.
to furnish (a film or tape) with a new sound track, as one recorded in the language of the country of import.
2.
to add (music, speech, etc.) to a film or tape recording (often followed by in).
3.
to copy (a tape or disc recording).
verb (used without object), dubbed, dubbing.
4.
to copy program material from one tape recording onto another.
noun
5.
the new sounds added to a film or tape.
6.
a style of popular music based on reggae and produced by remixing previously recorded music to which audio samples and sound effects are added.
Verb phrases
7.
dub out, to omit or erase (unwanted sound) on a tape or sound track:
to dub out background noise.
Origin
1925-30; short for double
Related forms
dubber, noun
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Examples from the web for dubbing
  • And if that dubbing was registered in the film, the computer would have seen it.
  • He was adept at dubbing in sea gulls or brightening the whitecaps on waves.
  • Funny how nobody suggests a bit of dubbing might be in order.
  • The declamatory nature of the dialogue doesn't add texture, nor does what is some of the strangest dubbing in movie history.
  • Post-production includes activities such as editing, dubbing, and mixing.
  • Many companies have special volume deals with their dubbing and shipping houses, so costs can vary.
  • All copies are subject to availability of programming and dubbing facilities.
British Dictionary definitions for dubbing

dubbin

/ˈdʌbɪn/
noun
1.
(Brit) a greasy mixture of tallow and oil applied to leather to soften it and make it waterproof
Word Origin
C18: from dub to dress leather; see dub1

dubbing1

/ˈdʌbɪŋ/
noun (films)
1.
the replacement of a soundtrack in one language by one in another language
2.
the combination of several soundtracks into a single track
3.
the addition of a soundtrack to a film or broadcast

dubbing2

/ˈdʌbɪŋ/
noun
1.
(angling) hair or fur spun on waxed silk and added to the body of an artificial fly to give it shape
2.
a variant of dubbin

dub1

/dʌb/
verb dubs, dubbing, dubbed
1.
(transitive) to invest (a person) with knighthood by the ritual of tapping on the shoulder with a sword
2.
(transitive) to invest with a title, name, or nickname
3.
(transitive) to dress (leather) by rubbing
4.
(angling) to dress (a fly)
noun
5.
the sound of a drum
Word Origin
Old English dubbian; related to Old Norse dubba to dub a knight, Old High German tubili plug, peg

dub2

/dʌb/
verb (films, television) dubs, dubbing, dubbed
1.
to alter the soundtrack of (an old recording, film, etc)
2.
(transitive) to substitute for the soundtrack of (a film) a new soundtrack, esp in a different language
3.
(transitive) to provide (a film or tape) with a soundtrack
4.
(transitive) to alter (a taped soundtrack) by removing some parts and exaggerating others
noun
5.
(films) the new sounds added
6.
  1. (music) a style of record production associated with reggae, involving the removal or exaggeration of instrumental parts, extensive use of echo, etc
  2. (as modifier): a dub mix
Word Origin
C20: shortened from double

dub3

/dʌb/
verb dubs, dubbing, dubbed
1.
(Austral & NZ, informal) short for double-bank

dub4

/dʌb/
noun
1.
a clumsy or awkward person or player
verb dubs, dubbing, dubbed
2.
to bungle (a shot), as in golf
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin

dub5

/dʌb/
noun
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a pool of water; puddle
Word Origin
C16: Scottish dialect dubbe; related to Middle Low German dobbe

dub6

/dʌb/
verb dubs, dubbing, dubbed
1.
(intransitive; foll by in, up, or out) (slang) to contribute to the cost of (something); pay
Word Origin
C19: of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for dubbing

dub

v.

"give a name to," originally "make a knight," from late Old English dubbian "knight by striking with a sword" (11c.), a late word, perhaps borrowed from Old French aduber "equip with arms, adorn" (11c.) of uncertain origin, but there are phonetic difficulties. Meaning "provided with a name" is from 1590s. Related: Dubbed; dubbing.

"add or alter sound on film," 1929, shortening of double; so called because it involves re-recording voices onto a soundtrack. The type of re-mixed reggae music was so called from 1974, probably for the same reason. Related: Dubbed; dubbing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dubbing

dub 1

modifier

: A flood of dub versions followed

noun

A form of reggae music marked by weird, unexpected, and discontinuous sounds: The hypnotic weirdness of such music has helped make dub the most popular form of reggae

[1970s+; probably fr the electronic technique of dubbing, ''doubling,'' sound tracks]


dub 2

verb
  1. To replace or augment an original sound track with another, esp to substitute a movie sound track in a language other than the original
  2. To add a singer, instrumental part, etc, to the tape for a recording: They dubbed the final vocals last week

[1920s+; fr double]


dub 3

noun

An awkward performer; novice; duffer: planned by destiny for dubs and has-beens and that solemn brood (1887+)

Related Terms

flubdub, flub the dub


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Related Abbreviations for dubbing

DUB

  1. Collinstown Airport (Dublin, Ireland)
  2. dysfunctional uterine bleeding
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Encyclopedia Article for dubbing

in filmmaking, the process of adding new dialogue or other sounds to the sound track of a motion picture that has already been shot. Dubbing is most familiar to audiences as a means of translating foreign-language films into the audience's language. When a foreign language is dubbed, the translation of the original dialogue is carefully matched to the lip movements of the actors in the film. Dubbed sound tracks rarely equal the artistic quality of original foreign-language sound tracks, however, and hence subtitles may be preferred by viewers as a means of understanding the dialogue in foreign films

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