ac·​ous·​ti·​cian ˌa-ˌkü-ˈsti-shən How to pronounce acoustician (audio)
: a specialist in acoustics

Examples of acoustician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The final composition is thanks to not only the in-house team but also an acoustician, who fine-tunes each gong for both harmony and melody. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 21 Oct. 2023 Breguet employs an in-house acoustician whose job is to ensure the perfect pitch on its minute repeaters. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2023 Architect and acoustician John Storyk got his break at age 22 designing Electric Lady Studios for Jimi Hendrix. Steven Rosenbush, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2020 The team doing the renovations includes award-winning acoustician Paul Scarbrough, who recently played a key role in the $500 million-plus reinvention of New York’s David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Feb. 2023 At some point during the fall, the acoustician Paul Scarbrough returned to tinker with the hall’s settings, so perhaps Mäkelä just lucked out on the timing. Justin Davidson, Vulture, 16 Dec. 2022 In the 1990s acoustician David Lubman recorded the hand-clap echoes at El Castillo and compared them with recordings of the quetzal. Douglas Starr, Discover Magazine, 25 Sep. 2012 Both men recounted how Leo Beranek, Abramovitz’s acoustician for Philharmonic Hall, who had guaranteed his new scientific approach would create the ideal auditorium, ended up sidelined on the decision about enlarging the hall. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 29 Sep. 2022 Architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, along with acoustician Cyril M. Harris, had lent the hall a leaner look with cleaner lines but zero soul. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


acoust(ic) + -ician

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acoustician was in 1826

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“Acoustician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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