One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An electronic noise-reduction system used in tape recording to reduce hiss.
- ‘His first product from this new and innovative company was identified as Dolby A-type Enoise reduction.’
- ‘The Dolby stereo sound is adequate, with no detectable hissing or distortion.’
- ‘It is Dolby mono, there is little hiss and dialogue comes in clear for the most part.’
- ‘The final stage in the process of creating a musical score is to get it ready for the cinema, and that requires the Dolby noise reduction sound system.’
- ‘The audio presentation is in the original Dolby mono, clean and relatively free of hiss.’
- 1.1 An electronic system used to provide stereophonic sound for movie theaters and television sets.
- ‘And they can hear it in full stereo sound… even Dolby surround sound if you want.’
- ‘When Dolby surround sound first hit the scene he had to go out and get his own personal cinema surround sound gismo and set it up in the living-room.’
- ‘The sound mix is Dolby 5.1, but since the film is a drama, there isn't much opportunity to use the surround stages.’
- ‘High definition television enables you to enjoy Dolby digital surround sound.’
- ‘The disc also has Dolby Surround Sound tracks in French and Spanish.’
1960s: named after Ray M. Dolby (1933–2013), the American engineer who devised it.
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