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canned laughter

Also, canned music. Prerecorded sound effects that can be played repeatedly, as in That canned laughter doesn't make his jokes any funnier, or Canned music is greatly reducing the number of musical jobs available. O. Henry had the term in his story, Cabbages and Kings (1903): "We'll export canned music to the Latins." Canned laughter today is often used in broadcasting to simulate the reaction of a nonexistent live audience. [c. 1900]
See also: canned, laughter
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Before you reject Jazz Kings for praising "children's music," take note that Kinderjazz are not delivering you canned music or covers; these are new songs with the flavors of old, performed with unbreakable joy and impressive technical skill.
And they saw 400 people line-dance to canned music when the band was on break.
The mood wasn't helped by rather random canned music.
Go into your local pub and canned music blares out for the benefit of the staff - certainly not for the customers.
If youAAEre a dance fan, and especially if youAAEre a patron of modern dance, you have no doubt endured punishing sound systems and unpleasant volume levels in even the best theatersAunot to mention the flat, cold sound quality you get from even the finest large-scale amplification of canned music.
Describing the program in the journal Expert Systems with Applications, the researchers have expressed the hope that it will one day bring about great changes in terms of the intrusive and repetitive canned music played in public places.
He asked me to hold on and I heard canned music for a while and then the line went dead.
Canned music is to be piped throughout the corridors and music will also be used to enhance lessons in classrooms.
He and the orchestra play Offenbach's score honorably, but canned music would work just as well here.
With no canned music blaring out, the TV on vision-only and not a gaming machine in sight, this is a bar where conversation takes pride of place.
As music journalist Mark Coleman notes in his new book Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money (Da Capo), "It's a pity [Petril[o] didn't live to hear the record industry unload on Napster and file sharing in much the same way he denounced canned music.
I do not mind natural noises--bird songs, children whinnying, old men clearing their throats--filtering in through my window but I cannot work with any sort of mechanical din in the background whatsoever, such as canned music or even the ticking of a cheap clock.
As far as most shops are concerned, Christmas shopping begins when we're just back from the summer hols and they start pumping out the canned music about misletoe and wine.
These segments were interspersed with interludes of abstract dance to canned music by a combination of charming but still evolving dance students of the Tarangini School of Dance in San Jose (the evening's hosts), and several seasoned performers, including the womanly Saswati Sen, and Maharaj's youngest son, Deepak Maharaj, also an accomplished musician.
I hope we'll have more spaces for bamboos that can be the communities' tungatong, sugayfu, kubing, and gabbang, I dream of cultural spaces, not gigantic buildings with canned music, but places where everyone can freely tell their stories, sing their songs, dance their dances, and act out their lives for the community to celebrate.