acoustician

noun
ac·​ous·​ti·​cian | \ ˌa-ˌkü-ˈsti-shən How to pronounce acoustician (audio) , ə-ˌkü- \

Definition of acoustician

: a specialist in acoustics

Examples of acoustician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the plans described on Monday by the project’s acoustician, Paul Scarbrough of the firm Akustiks, there will be notable improvements to the pure sound in the hall, especially the resonance of bass frequencies. New York Times, "Geffen Hall’s Renovation Could Transform How We Hear It," 3 Dec. 2019 To take the amphitheater from concept into reality, Huntsville Venue Group is leading a team from many disciplines (acousticians, landscape architects, riggers, etc.) from around the world (Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas and beyond). Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "A Red Rocks, Hollywood Bowl type venue in Huntsville? That’s the plan," 8 Nov. 2019 The acoustical design is by Yasuhisa Toyota, who has become the world’s leading acoustician in the 16 years since the opening of his masterpiece, Walt Disney Concert Hall. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: La Jolla’s SummerFest has a new artistic director to go with its new concert hall," 5 Aug. 2019 Yasuhisa Toyota, the acoustician who worked with Gehry on Disney Hall's acclaimed sound, will collaborate on the Colburn building, as will Michael Ferguson, principal of TheatreDNA, who consulted with Gehry on New World Center. Jessica Gelt, latimes.com, "Frank Gehry tapped to design Colburn School extension and concert hall in downtown L.A.," 14 Mar. 2018 That will require building coalitions between neighborhood organizations, environmental activists, urban planners, city-council members, unions, teachers, audiologists, architects, and acousticians. Kate Wagner, The Atlantic, "City Noise Might Be Making You Sick," 20 Feb. 2018 The acousticians were in the hall on last Wednesday, making tweaks after comments from orchestra members in an acoustic test concert the night before that included an audience. Janelle Gelfand And Mark Wert, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati's historic Music Hall reopens: What's new, what's not — and how will it sound?," 1 Oct. 2017 The acoustician has made adjustments to how the musicians occupy the stage. Carol Motsinger, Cincinnati.com, "The science of what Music Hall will sound like," 5 Oct. 2017 The acoustician was Yasuhisa Toyota, who has engineered a string of triumphs, including Disney. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "Germany’s New Concert Temples," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of acoustician

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acoustician

acoust(ic) + -ician

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7 Dec 2019

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“Acoustician.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acoustician. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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