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See also: Dubby
dubby (not comparable)
- (music) In the style of dub music; having been heavily remixed, particularly with reduced vocals or emphasised bass.
2005, Simon Reynolds, Rip it up and start again: postpunk 1978-1984:
- What's striking about the record is how PiL assimilated both the dread feel of roots reggae and the dub aesthetic of subtraction (stripping out instruments, using empty space), without ever resorting to obviously dubby production effects like reverb and echo.
2009, Mark Andersen, Mark Jenkins, Dance of Days: Updated Edition: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital:
- As this "song with no words" rose from its dubby beginning to a roaring Crescendo, MacKayre sang, […]
- (dated, dialectal) stubby, stumpy; Lacking shapeliness or finesse.
- (dated, dialectal) wet and muddy; dirty
1832, John Galt, Stanley Buxton: or, The schoolfellows:
- "Set the umbrella ready, and my pattens at the door, for I fear the roads are dubby."
1994, Blackden By Duncan McLean,:
- I was going to stand on it, but my boots are a bit dubby