[ 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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OTHER WORDS FROM acoustic
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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Example sentences from the Web for acoustic
“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 acoustic
/ (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 forms of acousticacoustically, adverb
Word Origin for acoustic
C17: from Greek akoustikos, from akouein to hear
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Medical definitions for acoustic
[ ə-kōō′stĭk ]
Of or relating to sound, the sense of hearing, or the perception of sound.
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