atmospherics

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plural noun at·mo·spher·ics \-iks\

Definition of atmospherics

  1. 1 :  audible disturbances produced in radio receiving apparatus by atmospheric electrical phenomena (such as lightning); also :  the electrical phenomena causing these disturbances

  2. 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. 3 :  realistic detail added (as to a literary work) to create a mood

1891

First Known Use of atmospherics

1891


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