acous·​to·​elec·​tric ə-¦kü-stō-i-¦lek-trik How to pronounce acoustoelectric (audio)
of electricity
: produced by the pressure of acoustic waves
an acoustoelectric effect

Note: Acoustic waves traveling along a conductive material can sometimes carry stray electrons with them, causing an electric current to flow.

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acoustoelectric was in 1928

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“Acoustoelectric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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