Definition of 'amplify'
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The music will be amplified by a special sound system. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The amplified sound of an electric drill is blaring in my ear. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But then you listen to what it sounds like when amplified and it becomes something else. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has also found ways to amplify the effect of lasers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Advances in technology have amplified these effects. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most hearing aids simply amplify sounds. The Sun (2006)You may want your home to be filled with light but areas of shadow and dark can amplify the effect of light. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some pillows contain built-in speakers and new hearing aids can amplify sounds to mask the din. The Sun (2015)This effect is amplified by the heat from lights, electrical equipment and cars. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The flat is very empty so all sounds are amplified; they seem to shout rather than talk. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Between the columns and the larger enclosing box are curtains that may be pulled around to adjust the acoustic for speech or amplified music. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)A sounding board was positioned over their heads to amplify their voices. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Only if their voice is amplified by the public and the media will long-term global causes rise high enough up the political agenda. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They shouted: 'How dare you play amplified music outside the holy church? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Britain's voice is amplified when it works with its European partners. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As he puts it: 'We have the tools to amplify the voices. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When your stomach is empty, it acts as a big, resonant cavity to amplify the sound. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is no music beyond the sound of their buzzing, humming and groaning voices, amplified by microphones hanging over the stage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'amplify'
British English: amplify VERB
If you amplify a sound, you make it louder, usually by using electronic equipment.
This landscape seemed to trap and amplify sounds.
Definition of amplify from the Collins English Dictionary
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