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, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for atmospherics

atmospher(ic) + -ics

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to reject or criticize sharply

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