- of or relating to sound.
- noting or pertaining to a speed equal to that of sound in air at the same height above sea level.
Origin of sonic
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Examples from the Web for sonic
The last band I was in was kind of a Sonic Youth rip-off band, and I thought that that was my calling.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll
January 2, 2015
In her newest EP Love Your Boyfriend, she takes the messaging of love songs and places it in an abrasive, sonic package.From Church of Christ to Pansexual Rapper
November 28, 2014
Sonic is open at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent in Paris through January 11, 2015.
In Sonic, the images that show the business of looking messy and a little druggy are all so stylized, serious, and concentrated.
With Do It Again, is that cohesion musical, sonic, or thematic?Robyn and Royksopp’s Summertime Soundtrack ‘Do It Again’
May 27, 2014
Like a sonic direction finder, Buregarde turned his head and listened.History Repeats
George Oliver Smith
"No, it is not sonic control," Brucco answered with a sober face.Deathworld
Ashe touched the find and then gave the alert via the sonic code.Key Out of Time
Andre Alice Norton
Loy's box, with its recorded English words and its sonic detectors, could translate for its master, too.The Eternal Wall
Raymond Zinke Gallun
Then they tried other weapons—pistols, sonic beams, grenades—but always wearing protective equipment.The Dueling Machine
Benjamin William Bova
- of, involving, or producing sound
- having a speed about equal to that of sound in air: 331 metres per second (741 miles per hour) at 0°C
C20: from Latin sonus sound
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Word Origin and History for sonic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or determined by audible sound.
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