Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

atmospherics

play
noun plural at·mo·spher·ics \-iks\

Definition of atmospherics

  1. 1 :  audible disturbances produced in radio receiving apparatus by atmospheric electrical phenomena (as lightning); also :  the electrical phenomena causing these disturbances

  2. 2 :  actions (as official statements) intended to create or suggest a particular atmosphere or mood in politics and especially international relations; also :  the mood so created or suggested

  3. 3 :  realistic detail added (as to a literary work) to create a mood



1905

First Known Use of atmospherics

1905


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up atmospherics? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily prompt angry maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ