DJs at silent discos play loud music, but the songs are played through radio transmitters. These radio signals are then picked up by wireless headphones. One of the cool things about silent discos is that two or more DJs can be playing right next to each other and listeners can switch from channel to channel to find the music they like. This would be impossible with speakers because the different songs would come together in an unpleasant way.
Ideological currents in China
Whoever wrote it, a new policy paper is making Xi Jinping's government look chillingly retrograde
New Yorkers have been fortunate that Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a normally rebarbative and unpleasantly combative, even retrograde figure, has rapidly attained Churchillian status. Calmly, unsentimentally, and with extraordinary compassion, he has marshalled the city's heroic police, fire and emergency services to admirable effect and, alas, with huge loss of life.
Announcing the Latest Big Thing
By WENDY MacLEOD
Don't be a retrograde loser. This is the newest new normal.
Definition of retrogradeadjective
- Astronomy & Astrology (of the apparent motion of a planet) in a reverse direction from normal (from east to west), resulting from the relative orbital progress of the earth and the planet. The opposite of prograde.
Origin:late Middle English (as a term in astronomy): from Latin retrogradus, from retro 'backward' + gradus 'step' (from gradi 'to walk')
Tending to irritate; repellent: “He became rebarbative, prickly, spiteful” (Robert Craft).
[French rébarbatif, from Old French, from (se) rebarber, to confront : re-, re- + barbe, beard (from Latin barba).]Meaning #1: serving or tending to repel
Synonyms: repellent, repellant