asynchronous sound

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(audiovisual media) Compare synchronous sound.

1. Diegetic sound that is heard prior to the depiction of the action that produces it or that continues after that action is no longer onscreen. See diegesis; sound bridge.

2. A technical fault in which the sound is unintentionally out of sync with the screen image.

3. Intentional background sounds not directly related to onscreen actions.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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