Definition of flanger in English:



  • An electronic device which alters a sound signal by introducing a cyclically varying phase shift into one of two identical copies of the signal and recombining them, used especially in popular music to alter the sound of an instrument.

    • ‘So my simple synth line is now crammed with compressors, flangers and distortion modules, all without it sounding the way I want it to.’
    • ‘All sounds good to us (we've always been suckers for phasers, flangers and clones…).’
    • ‘High-quality phaser, chorus, flanger, wah and distortion effects are also present, enabling near-perfect emulation of the famous funky clav sound of the 1970s.’
    • ‘Many of the audio recording programs come with their own native special effects such as reverb, compression, flanger, and chorus, to name a few.’
    • ‘I can never walk past one without stopping to gaze through the window at the rows of guitars and brightly coloured effects pedals - those enticing electronic rainbows of flangers, overdrives and delays.’