sonoluminescence

[son-uh-loo-muh-nes-uh ns]

noun Physics.

the emission of a flash of light accompanying the bursting of a bubble in a liquid when sound waves are passed through the liquid.

Nearby words

  1. sono-,
  2. sonobuoy,
  3. sonogram,
  4. sonograph,
  5. sonography,
  6. sonoma,
  7. sonometer,
  8. sonora,
  9. sonorant,
  10. sonority

Related formsson·o·lu·mi·nes·cent, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for sonoluminescence

sonoluminescence

noun

luminescence produced by ultrasound
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