I have a website that classifies Spotify Playlists:


And after the classification, it gets this:

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I am a native spanish speaker, when I search for the translation, it makes no sense to me in the terms of music.

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    I'm glad you've received an answer, but please be aware that our site prefers questions that show evidence of research. The ending "-ed" suggests the word might be a past participle, in which case the root verb would be "amp". If you'd looked this up in a dictionary it would have provided the solution for you. For future questions, you might consider our sibling site English Language Learners. :-) Oct 4, 2018 at 11:21
  • @Chappo I'd be surprised if looking this up would give a definitive answer to a non-native speaker. Do you think the same would be true of 'chill'? It's very slangy and imprecise. So it warrants explanation that probably can't be extracted even tangentially from non-metaphorical dictionary definitions.
    – Mitch
    Oct 4, 2018 at 13:16
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    @Chappo Oh. Just read tmgr's answer. I would not have expected the 'full of nervous energy' in a published dictionary. I suppose looking things up would have helped here. (looks up chill)
    – Mitch
    Oct 4, 2018 at 13:18
  • @Chapo I dont agree with you, I used google translate and the translation makes no sense. Oct 5, 2018 at 15:12

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Let's look at the Oxford Living Dictionaries definition to start with:

amp (noun)

short for amplifier

(verb [with object]) often amp something up

play (music) through electric amplification

Their willingness to amp up traditional songs virtually began the folk-rock genre.

(as adjective) amped or amped up (North American, informal)

full of nervous energy

Third-ranked Ohio State visits an amped-up Madison

Based on this, for amp to denote some classification of music, I see two possibilities:

First, amped could mean amplified, i.e. not acoustic - the normal definition of the verb given above. I think this is unlikely, for a number of reasons - it seems an odd classification for a website to make based on a playlist, and perhaps a difficult one to make too, but, mainly because it isn't a 'mood'.

Plugged-in or electric or amped in that sense doesn't fit with the other 'moods' we can see in your screenshot: danceable, chill or happy.

Second, amped could mean excited, pumped, hyped - the adjectival definition given above - full of nervous energy.

This definition fits better in context with danceable, chill and happy and is much more likely the intended meaning. (For what it's worth, I don't think these 'moods' seem to be a great classification system myself and I also think amped was quite a poor choice of name, given its ambiguity.)


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