Definition of acoustic
1 : of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sounds acoustic apparatus of the ear acoustic energy: such asa : deadening or absorbing sound acoustic tileb : operated by or utilizing sound waves
2 : of, relating to, or being a musical instrument whose sound is not electronically modified
acousticallyplay \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of acoustic in a Sentence
the acoustic properties of a room
She loves listening to acoustic folk music.
an acoustic performance of a rock-and-roll song
Recent Examples of acoustic from the Web
There's a good story behind why post-punk icon Tommy Stinson, the jittery, compulsive and combustible engine of the Replacements, is bringing his acoustic tour to Louisville's Surface Noise Records.
The sonic grooveway of her career has meandered from woman-with-acoustic-guitar to hip-hopstress to rock goddess.
Even the liquid-moving technology—called acoustic droplet ejection—has existed for decades.
Sheldon’s is a breakfast and lunch spot with outdoor patio dining and live acoustic music, and Noodles is an Asian-fusion ramen eatery which serves dinner and offers live entertainment.
Sales are down at places like Sam Ash and Guitar Center, big guitar makers like Fender and Gibson have seen their revenues decline, and in 2010, acoustic guitars began to outsell electric guitars.
Summer Solstice Music Fest PLAN AHEAD Bluegrass, acoustic, ska and rock music, kids’ activities, food/drink vendors, supports horses and humans in need, 2-8 p.m. June 24, Cedarbrook Farm, Snohomish; $20-$50 (nwesc.org/).
Around the new millennium, when Metallica was trying to sink digital music piracy, college-aged acoustic rock trio Dispatch was sailing it across the country.
Friday Rollin' on the River: Acoustic folk rock performer Andrew Huber will perform at Naperville Park District's Rollin' on the River concert series at 7 p.m. Friday at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion, Jackson Avenue and Webster Street.
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ACOUSTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acoustic for English Language Learners
: of or relating to sound or to the sense of hearing
of a musical instrument : not having its sound changed by electrical devices
: made with or using acoustic instruments
ACOUSTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of acoustic for Students
1 : of or relating to hearing or sound
2 : not having the sound changed by electrical devices an acoustic guitar
Medical Definition of acoustic
: of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sounds acoustic apparatus of the ear acoustic energy: asa: deadening or absorbing sound acoustic tileb: operated by or utilizing sound waves
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