Synonyms for acoustic

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-koo-stik
Phonetic Transcription : əˈku stɪk

Définition of acoustic

Origin :
  • c.1600, from French acoustique, from Greek akoustikos "pertaining to hearing," from akoustos "heard, audible," verbal adjective from akouein "to hear," probably from copulative prefix a- + koein "to mark, perceive, hear," from PIE *kous- "to hear," perhaps from root *(s)keu- "to notice, observe" (see caveat). Acoustic guitar (as opposed to electric) attested by 1958. Related: Acoustical; acoustically.
  • adj sound
Example sentences :
  • The purpose of the roof was doubtless to add to the acoustic effect.
  • Extract from : « Pompeii, Its Life and Art » by August Mau
  • And how comes it that the disturbance always takes an acoustic form?
  • Extract from : « Legends » by August Strindberg
  • This theatre it may be noted is one of the best for its acoustic properties in London.
  • Extract from : « Michael Faraday » by Walter Jerrold
  • There would be no sound without the acoustic nerve and the brain.
  • Extract from : « Urania » by Camille Flammarion
  • I had frequently been struck by the acoustic properties of this hallway.
  • Extract from : « Scribner's Magazine, Volume 26, July 1899 » by Various
  • The acoustic properties of the building are surprisingly good.
  • Extract from : « The House of the Lord » by James E. Talmage
  • I am in a fire-proof house here, and the acoustic conditions are good.
  • Extract from : « Wanderers » by Knut Hamsun
  • The development of the acoustic picture (the tone-picture) is like the bath.
  • Extract from : « Piano Playing » by Josef Hofmann
  • See also, Acoustic phenomena, and Materializations (tactile).
  • Extract from : « Mysterious Psychic Forces » by Camille Flammarion
  • This is owing to the association of the motor and the acoustic memory-image in the brain.
  • Extract from : « The Mind of the Child, Part II » by W. Preyer

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