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sound wave

noun

: a wave that is formed when a sound is made and that moves through the air and carries the sound to your ear

Full Definition of SOUND WAVE

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:  3sound 1a
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plural :  longitudinal pressure waves in any material medium regardless of whether they constitute audible sound <earthquake waves and ultrasonic waves are sometimes called sound waves>

First Known Use of SOUND WAVE

1848
SOUND WAVE Defined for Kids

sound wave

noun

Definition of SOUND WAVE for Kids

:  a wave that is produced when a sound is made and is responsible for carrying the sound to the ear
Medical Dictionary

sound wave

noun

Medical Definition of SOUND WAVE

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:  sound 1
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sound waves pl :  longitudinal pressure waves especially when transmitting audible sound

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