- 1Relating to sound or the sense of hearing: dogs have a much greater acoustic range than humansMore example sentences
- Their underwater acoustic sense and echo-location skills are legendary.
- The place has been designed with a great acoustic sense.
- Quickly sensing the acoustic mismatch, the woman closes the bathroom door, muting the water sounds.
- 1.1(Of building materials) used for soundproofing or modifying sound: acoustic tilesMore example sentences
- Hard, smooth surfaces are more sound-reflective than rough surfaces, or ones that are covered with fabric or acoustic materials.
- Then open-web joists would be installed between the arch segments, and when these were completed acoustic metal decking was attached to the entire assembly.
- Then you can start deciding things like where to place furniture and acoustic material, finding a good room that's not a hallway next to a jackhammer and so on.
- 1.2(Of an explosive mine or other weapon) able to be set off by sound waves.More example sentences
- Once this had been introduced, the Germans began to use acoustic mines which were detonated by the sound of a ship's propeller acting on a diaphragm within them.
- This is the noise-maker for sweeping acoustic mines.
- Agate generates the acoustic signature of any ship in order to trigger acoustic mines.
- 2(Of music or musical instruments) not having electrical amplification: acoustic guitarMore example sentences
- I listen to as much acoustic music as electronic these days; I like to keep an open mind.
- It's a beautiful album, and solo acoustic music doesn't get much better than this.
- It's a total transition - he's gone from acoustic jazz into electric jazz-rock.
- 2.1(Of a person or group) playing musical instruments without electrical amplification.More example sentences
- ‘The Sam Maguires’ are a recently formed acoustic group who are based in North Mayo.
- Coming up at the club next month are four-girl acoustic group Waking the Witch.
- In Sydney people perceive me as an acoustic player, anti-electronic because cause I turn up to a venue like this and somebody says do you want to put the mikes on, use the PA?
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- 1 (usually acoustics) The properties or qualities of a room or building that determine how sound is transmitted in it: Symphony Hall has perfect acousticsMore example sentences
- Wavy perforated metal panels aid the room's acoustics yet appear to float off of the brick walls.
- However, the acoustics in that room where dreadful (very high ceiling), but Eric and Andre (2nd guitar and bass) did a good job and put on a good show.
- His voice, as heard over the television, is not ideally modulated, but it was probably adapted to the acoustics in the room as he heard his own voice.
- 2 (acoustics) [treated as singular] The branch of physics concerned with the properties of sound.More example sentences
- Current advances in science and technology, particularly in the area of acoustics and high technologies, enable a more complete utilization of the audio band.
- He studied mathematical physics and acoustics producing a major study in 1862 which looked at musical theory and the perception of sound.
- Thus, the field of acoustics covers a vast array of different areas of use, and they are constantly expanding.
- 3A musical instrument without electrical amplification, typically a guitar.More example sentences
- I was about to knock on the door when I heard a snare hit, followed by a bass guitar, and an acoustic.
- Both use guitars in, mostly, their original form to expose the dichotomy between the electronic and the acoustic.
- Then he swaps to bass guitar or acoustic, Derek comes in on violin, Basil starts to sing.
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- The acoustical canopy hanging over the stage of San Francisco's Davies Symphony hall is made of 59 6-foot squares of Plexiglas.
- A loud rock band was defined as ‘any group with more than three people without acoustical equipment other than drums.’
- First, the acoustical problem was solved by giving the performers body mikes, with the audience listening on little portable headsets.
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- The two hit it off, began collaborating on songs, and were signed after performing acoustically for various record labels.
- The former Squeeze musician will also play acoustically as he headlines the New Variety Club, Russell Street, on February 20.
- Having played these electric songs acoustically now, I think that for the first time ever the band is being given a degree of recognition that its never had before.
mid 17th century: from Greek akoustikos, from akouein 'hear'.
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