overdriven

See also: överdriven

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

over- +‎ driven

AdjectiveEdit

overdriven (comparative more overdriven, superlative most overdriven)

  1. Driven too hard; exhausted
  2. (music) Characteristic of overdrive
    • 2007 February 18, Ben Ratliff, “Soft Balladry, Raw Angularity and Beats With Heavy Feet”, in New York Times[1]:
      Intertwining, staccato rhythmic patterns by overdriven guitars and basses — the kind of thing that makes rock critics say “angular” in their sleep — used to be merely a sign of semi-competence; now it’s a trademark post-punk device with 30 years of formidable history.

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb overdriva (exaggerate).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

overdriven (masculine and feminine overdriven, neuter overdrive, definite singular and plural overdrivne, comparative meir overdriven, superlative mest overdriven)

  1. exaggerated

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