Distortion – The alteration of an audio signal to create a fuzzy, gritty sound; most commonly applied to heavy metal rock guitars
To remember what distortion means use the following mnemonic:
I disturbed a large portion (distortion) of the neighbours while making a loud fuzzy sound with an amplified guitar.
Examples of distortion in a sentence
The rock guitarist used distortion.
Distortion was added to the track in post-production.
The distortion overpowered the quiet song.