adjective Also a·cous·ti·cal.
- 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.
Examples from the Web for acoustically
“When Jake first played it for me acoustically, I thought he was making a mistake on the timing of the verse,” Rubin tells me.Jake Bugg Isn’t the New Bob Dylan. He’s the Male Adele.|Andrew Romano|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for acoustically
Word Origin for acoustic
Word Origin and History for acoustically
c.1600, from French acoustique, from Greek akoustikos "pertaining to hearing," from akoustos "heard, audible," verbal adjective from akouein "to hear," probably from copulative prefix a- + koein "to mark, perceive, hear," from PIE *kous- "to hear," perhaps from root *(s)keu- "to notice, observe" (see caveat). Acoustic guitar (as opposed to electric) attested by 1958. Related: Acoustical; acoustically.