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sonic

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adjective son·ic \ˈsä-nik\

Simple Definition of sonic

  • : of or relating to sound, sound waves, or the speed of sound

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sonic

  1. 1 :  utilizing, produced by, or relating to sound waves <sonic altimeter>; broadly :  of or involving sound <sonic pollution>

  2. 2 :  having a frequency within the audibility range of the human ear —used of waves and vibrations

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or being the speed of sound in air or about 761 miles per hour (1224 kilometers per hour) at sea level at 59°F (15°C)

sonically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1923

First Known Use of sonic

1923

Rhymes with sonic


SONIC Defined for Kids

sonic

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adjective son·ic \ˈsä-nik\

Definition of sonic for Students

  1. :  using, produced by, or relating to sound waves



Word Root of sonic

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.


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sonic

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adjective son·ic \ˈsän-ik\

Medical Definition of sonic

  1. 1:  having a frequency within the audibility range of the human ear—used of waves and vibrations

  2. 2:  utilizing, produced by, or relating to sound waves <a sonic device used to rupture cell walls>

sonically

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