Definition of sound wave in English:

sound wave

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A wave of compression and rarefaction, by which sound is propagated in an elastic medium such as air.
More example sentences
  • Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and magnetic resonance imaging uses radio waves.
  • Instead of sound waves, the team used a powerful laser pulse to create a bubble inside the water tank.
  • The bubbles grow in size until they are collapsed rapidly by the compression region of the sound wave.

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