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 Mikkelsen's job is to listen in prospective locations, recording the soundscape with high-sensitivity microphones. Nell Lewis; Video By Gisella Deputato, CNN, 10 Aug. 2021 That's all thanks to Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee, Nile Rodgers, who curated the soundscape for the event. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 30 July 2021 The sound of the cascading water creates a sense of tranquility amid the bustling soundscape of the city., 21 June 2021 The walls are painted black to complement the soundscape. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, 25 Mar. 2021 The clinks of silverware and the occasional toot of the train create a soothing soundscape. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Aug. 2021 The music, in turn, blends seamlessly into an uncannily precise soundscape in which tiny noises, like the beating of birds’ wings or the oily slicking of mascara onto eyelashes or a night breeze full of whispers, are amplified. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 15 Aug. 2021 The music of Motown — in the heyday of Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight and the advent of the eight-track — supplies a gorgeous soundscape. Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2021 It’s a compelling use case for 3D audio, but also perhaps uncomfortably futuristic; a technically complex soundscape that also incorporates the more invasive elements of movement-tracking and data collection. Lauren Goode, Wired, 13 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of soundscape

1964, in the meaning defined above

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8 Sep 2021

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“Soundscape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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