soundscape

noun
sound·​scape | \ ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌskāp How to pronounce soundscape (audio) \

Definition of soundscape

: a mélange of musical and sometimes nonmusical sounds

Examples of soundscape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scenery is compelling, the soundscape and voice acting are incredibly lush, and the humorous touches scattered throughout landed more often than not. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Wasteland 3 impressions: Post-apocalyptic tactics, ethics, and economics," 26 Aug. 2020 Grasses and bamboo rustle in the wind to provide a pleasant soundscape, and furin (wind chimes) are hung in the summer to help create a cooling effect to the listener with their gentle tinkling. Sunset Magazine, "Finding the Ki to Your Own Garden," 19 Aug. 2020 All that data will be instrumental in helping architects factor acoustics into their reconstruction plans, in hopes of preserving the cathedral's unique soundscape. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "“Stonehenge Lego” scale model reveals the pagan monument’s unique soundscape," 1 Sep. 2020 Grasses and bamboo rustle in the wind to provide a pleasant soundscape, and furin (wind chimes) are hung in the summer to help create a cooling effect to the listener with their gentle tinkling. Sunset Magazine, "Finding the Ki to Your Own Garden," 19 Aug. 2020 Grasses and bamboo rustle in the wind to provide a pleasant soundscape, and furin (wind chimes) are hung in the summer to help create a cooling effect to the listener with their gentle tinkling. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Japanese Gardening with Ease," 6 Aug. 2020 Fans will still be heard ahead of kickoff for a minute when conversations about mental health involving fans and players are played out as part of a soundscape. Rob Harris, Star Tribune, "1st FA Cup final without fans becomes campaigning platform," 31 July 2020 So that the sound of love can conquer a background soundscape of mountain winds, streams, and the songs of other birds, one researcher says. National Geographic, "Will koalas and kangaroos bounce back?," 23 July 2020 As viewers peer at their phone screens, the shifting web of ribbons twists and rocks to the beat of a soundscape of bells and synthesizers designed by artist Anna Luisa Petrisko, reports Sarah Cascone for artnet News. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "This AR Artwork Reimagines Historical Spaces Across the U.S.," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of soundscape

1964, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2020

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“Soundscape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soundscape. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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