[ uh-koo-stik ]
/ əˈku stɪk /
adjective Also a·cous·ti·cal.
pertaining to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sound.
(of a building material) designed for controlling sound.
- of, relating to, or being a musical instrument whose sound is not electrically enhanced or modified.
- arranged for or made up of such instruments: an acoustic solo; an acoustic group.
Obsolete. a remedy for deafness or imperfect hearing.
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a·cous·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·a·cous·tic, adjective, nounnon·a·cous·ti·cal, adjectivenon·a·cous·ti·cal·ly, adverb
un·a·cous·tic, adjectiveun·a·cous·ti·cal, adjectiveun·a·cous·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for acoustically
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British Dictionary definitions for acoustically
/ (əˈkuːstɪk) /
of or related to sound, the sense of hearing, or acoustics
designed to respond to, absorb, or control soundan acoustic tile
(of a musical instrument or recording) without electronic amplificationan acoustic bass; an acoustic guitar
Derived Formsacoustically, adverb
Word Origin for acoustic
C17: from Greek akoustikos, from akouein to hear
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Medicine definitions for acoustically
[ ə-kōō′stĭk ]
Of or relating to sound, the sense of hearing, or the perception of sound.
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