- noting or pertaining to a sound wave with a frequency below the audio-frequency range.
Origin of infrasonic
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Word Origin and History for infrasonic
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- Generating or using waves or vibrations with frequencies below that of audible sound.
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- Sound whose wave frequency is too low (under 15-20 hertz) to be heard by humans. Some animals, such as elephants and whales, emit calls at infrasound frequencies. See Note at ultrasound.
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