sonic barrier


Examples of sonic barrier in a Sentence

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First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sonic barrier was in 1945

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“Sonic barrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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