Definition of stripped-down in English:



  • Reduced to essentials.

    ‘a pretty, stripped-down ballad’
    • ‘Happening For Love has a stripped-down, raw sound.’
    • ‘The Ho Wong offers a stripped-down, credibly manageable menu: food with a palpable freshness to it, featuring a lot of lovely fresh fish and shellfish.’
    • ‘They might become more stripped-down, minimalist, which is what happens with us a lot.’
    • ‘You go from this really big, wild, lush, orchestrated sound to this stripped-down early form of jazz.’
    • ‘There are cheaper, stripped-down alternatives with real-time information out there.’
    • ‘We were tired, we couldn't make what we were doing work any more and we couldn't do the new, stripped-down style of music.’
    • ‘Owen even manages to evoke Joni Mitchell on the stripped-down piano ballad ‘The Dancing Tree.’’
    • ‘Skyscraper is reminiscent of Dresser's earlier recorded efforts, consisting entirely of beautifully stripped-down acoustic songs.’
    • ‘But their success lies in the simplicity of their music - stripped-down, back-to-basics rock 'n' roll.’
    • ‘Gotta inject as much of that Stax stripped-down sound as we can.’
    • ‘We just thought it would be interesting for us and interesting for the fans for us to do these stripped-down shows.’
    • ‘I liked the sound a lot, because I listen to a lot of non-rock music, more stripped-down stuff-country, blues, old American folk music.’
    • ‘The results are stripped-down, smoky and ruthless, largely rhythmic exercises in neo-noir swagger and slippery, red-light dub rock.’
    • ‘The album, Eye to the Telescope, is a beguiling record, veering from pumped-up indie to stripped-down acoustic ballads.’
    • ‘The stripped-down nature of This Could Be Love, performed in the small Poor Alex Theatre, is completely intentional.’
    • ‘These first two tracks establish the pattern for the rest of the album; a beautifully stripped-down ballad here, a scathing stoner-rock epic there.’
    • ‘Held 2250 ft above sea-level in the lush, mountainous region of Thimpu, Bhutan, the match was a decidedly stripped-down affair.’
    • ‘Here's a stripped-down outline of the article in question.’
    • ‘There's nothing flowery about the words, but no stripped-down drama either.’
    • ‘France, with a preparation squad of 70-odd players for this year's Six Nations, make the English squad look like a stripped-down model.’