overamplify

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ amplify

Verb[edit]

overamplify (third-person singular simple present overamplifies, present participle overamplifying, simple past and past participle overamplified)

  1. To amplify to an extent that distorts the original sound or signal
    • 2006, Sara Paretsky, Fire Sale[1], page 109:
      Pastor Andres's public voice was deep and rumbly; with the mike overamplifying him, and the faint Hispanic accent, he was hard to understand.

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