The Latin word sonāre, meaning “to make a noise,” gives us the root son. Words from the Latin sonāre have something to do with making noise. A sound is a noise made by someone or something. Something sonic uses the waves noises make as they travel through the air. A sonata is a musical piece in which only one instrument makes noise. To resound is to become filled with noise.
Medical Definition of SONIC
: having a frequency within the audibility range of the human ear—used of waves and vibrations
: utilizing, produced by, or relating to sound waves <a sonic device used to rupture cell walls>