sound wave

noun Physics.

a longitudinal wave in an elastic medium, especially a wave producing an audible sensation.

Origin of sound wave

First recorded in1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sound wave

sound wave


a wave that propagates sound
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