- acoustic trauma deafness,
- acoustical cloud,
- acoustical surveillance,
- acoustical tile,
Origin of acoustics
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.
Origin of acoustic
Examples from the Web for acoustics
One, with a grand main chamber dramatically illuminated by candle niches, recently shared its acoustics during a concert.
A first study of these distributions recalls the harmonics encountered in acoustics; but the difference is great.
And there was a sound, faint, distorted perhaps by the acoustics of this place, but keeping up a continuous murmur.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
The musical tone of a bell unquestionably depends on the scientific principles of acoustics as applied to music.
What pitch is to the ear in acoustics, colour is to the eye in the undulatory theory of light.Six Lectures on Light|John Tyndall
The undulatory theory.In its theory optics has presented a striking contrast to acoustics.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
Word Origin for acoustic
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.