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acoustic

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adjective acous·tic \ə-ˈküs-tik\

Simple Definition of acoustic

  • : of or relating to sound or to the sense of hearing

  • of a musical instrument : not having its sound changed by electrical devices

  • : made with or using acoustic instruments

Full Definition of acoustic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sounds <acoustic apparatus of the ear> <acoustic energy>: as a :  deadening or absorbing sound <acoustic tile> b :  operated by or utilizing sound waves

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a musical instrument whose sound is not electronically modified

acous·ti·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of acoustic

  1. the acoustic properties of a room

  2. She loves listening to acoustic folk music.

  3. an acoustic performance of a rock-and-roll song



Variants of acoustic

or acous·ti·cal play \-ti-kəl\

Origin of acoustic

Greek akoustikos of hearing, from akouein to hear — more at hear


First Known Use: 1605


Medical Dictionary

acoustic

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adjective acous·tic \ə-ˈkü-stik\

Medical Definition of acoustic

  1. :  of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sounds <acoustic apparatus of the ear> <acoustic energy>: asa:  deadening or absorbing sound <acoustic tile>b:  operated by or utilizing sound waves

  2. acous·ti·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of acoustic

or acous·ti·cal \-sti-kəl\play


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