US /dʌb/ 
UK /dʌb/ 

(cinema) to replace the soundtrack of a film with one in a different language, so that the actors seem to be speaking the other language.

دوبله کردن
معادل فارسی: 

دوبله کردن

This film has been dubbed from English into Persian.

این فیلم از انگلیسی به فارسی دوبله شده است.

Akbar Manani, who is a famous Iranian dubber, dubbed many characters such as Zebel khan, Miti Komon and Hercule Poirot.

اکبر منانی که از دوبلرهای معروف ایرانی است، به جای کاراکترهای متعددی از جمله زبل خان، میتی کمن و هرکول پوآرو حرف زده است.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


I. dub1 /dʌb/ verb (past tense and past participle dubbed, present participle dubbing) [transitive]
[Sense 1,5: Language: Old English; Origin: dubbian]
[Sense 2-4: Origin: double]
1. [usually passive] to give something or someone a name that describes them in some way ⇒ label, name
be dubbed something
The body, thousands of years old, was found in the Alps and dubbed ‘The Iceman’.
2. to change the original spoken language of a film or television programme into another language
be dubbed into something
a British film dubbed into French
3. especially British English to make a record out of two or more different pieces of music or sound mixed together
4. American English to copy a recording from a tape or CD onto another tape
5. if a king or queen dubs someone, they give the title of knight to that person in a special ceremony
II. dub2 noun [uncountable]
a style of poetry or music from the West Indies with a strong regular beat

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



dub [dub dubs dubbed dubbing] verb, noun   [dʌb]    [dʌb] 

verb (-bb-)

1. ~ sb + noun to give sb/sth a particular name, often in a humorous or critical way

• The Belgian actor Jean–Claude Van Damme has been dubbed ‘Muscles from Brussels’.

2. ~ sth (into sth) to replace the original speech in a film/movie or television programme with words in another language

• an American movie dubbed into Italian

compare  subtitle

3. ~ sth (especially BrE) to make a piece of music by mixing sounds from different recordings



Word Origin:

v. sense 1 late Old English ‘make a knight’ Old French adober ‘equip with armour’
v. senses 2 to 3 1920s double


Example Bank:

• The media dubbed anorexia ‘the slimming disease’.

• the Belgian actor, Jean Claude Van Damme, dubbed ‘Muscles from Brussels’


noun uncountable

a type of West Indian music or poetry with a strong beat


Word Origin:

v. sense 1 late Old English ‘make a knight’ Old French adober ‘equip with armour’
v. senses 2 to 3 1920s double



Dub is a type of reggae music. In dub recordings emphasis is given to drum and bass sounds. There are usually few words, and unusual sound effects are often added. Dub records are often remixes of existing reggae songs.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary


dub (STYLE) /dʌb/
noun [U]
a style of music or poetry connected with reggae in which the main part of the tune is removed and various special effects are added



dub (SOUNDS) /dʌb/
verb [T] -bb-
to change the sounds and speech on a film or television programme, especially to a different language:
I'd rather watch a film with subtitles than one dubbed into English.
To conceal his identity, the man's voice has been dubbed over (= an actor speaks his words).



dub (NAME) /dʌb/
verb [T + noun] -bb-
to give something or someone a particular name, especially describing what you think of them:
She was dubbed by the newspapers 'The Angel of Death'.



   1. verb
a) To confer knighthood ; the conclusion of the ceremony was marked by a tap on the shoulder with the sword.
A man of wealth is dubbed a man of worth.
b) Hence, to name , to entitle , to call .
2. noun
a) A mostly instrumental remix with all or part of the vocals removed.
b) A style of reggae music involving mixing of different audio tracks.

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