derivation verb
the act of taking poor sounding vocals and through a series of studio enhancements create pitch perfect, counterpart of the original.
Originally a metonymy of the technology used to enhance vocal performance. Now often used in order to point denote poor vocals with obvious robotic qualities, noticeable predominantly in contemporary pop music.
Etymology : derivation into verb form from the noun auto-tune
Source : "Auto-tune the news #2. pirates. drugs. gay marriage." June 2010
Last modified: 5 December 2011