supersonic


1su·per·son·ic

adjective \ˌsü-pər-ˈsä-nik\

: faster than the speed of sound

Full Definition of SUPERSONIC

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:  of, being, or relating to speeds from one to five times the speed of sound in air — compare sonic
3
:  moving, capable of moving, or utilizing air currents moving at supersonic speed
4
:  relating to supersonic airplanes or missiles <the supersonic age>
su·per·son·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of SUPERSONIC

Latin super- + sonus sound — more at sound
First Known Use: 1919

2supersonic

noun

Definition of SUPERSONIC

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:  a supersonic wave or frequency
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:  a supersonic airplane

First Known Use of SUPERSONIC

circa 1924

Rhymes with SUPERSONIC

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