Meaning of ACOUSTIC in English



Pronunciation: ə - ' küs-tik

Variant: or acous · ti · cal \ -ti-k ə l \

Function: adjective

Etymology: Greek akoustikos of hearing, from akouein to hear ― more at HEAR

Date: 1605

1 : of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sounds < acoustic apparatus of the ear> < acoustic energy>: as a : deadening or absorbing sound < acoustic tile> b : operated by or utilizing sound waves

2 : of, relating to, or being a musical instrument whose sound is not electronically modified

– acous · ti · cal · ly \ -k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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