atmospherics


at·mo·spher·ics

noun plural \-iks\

Definition of ATMOSPHERICS

1
:  audible disturbances produced in radio receiving apparatus by atmospheric electrical phenomena (as lightning); also :  the electrical phenomena causing these disturbances
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
:  realistic detail added (as to a literary work) to create a mood

First Known Use of ATMOSPHERICS

1905

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