atmospherics

plural noun at·mo·spher·ics \ -iks \

Definition of atmospherics

1 : audible disturbances produced in radio receiving apparatus by atmospheric electrical phenomena (such as lightning); also : the electrical phenomena causing these disturbances
2 : actions (such as official statements) intended to create or suggest a particular atmosphere or mood in politics and especially international relations; also : the mood so created or suggested
3 : realistic detail added (as to a literary work) to create a mood

First Known Use of atmospherics

1891


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