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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-koo-stik]
    • /əˈku stɪk/
    • /əˈkuː.stɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-koo-stik]
    • /əˈku stɪk/

Definitions of acoustic word

  • adjective acoustic An acoustic guitar or other instrument is one whose sound is produced without any electrical equipment. 3
  • countable noun acoustic If you refer to the acoustics or the acoustic of a space, you are referring to the structural features which determine how well you can hear music or speech in it. 3
  • uncountable noun acoustic Acoustics is the scientific study of sound. 3
  • adjective acoustic Acoustic means relating to sound or hearing. Compare aural. 3
  • adjective acoustic of or related to sound, the sense of hearing, or acoustics 3
  • adjective acoustic designed to respond to, absorb, or control sound 3

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Origin of acoustic

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
From the Greek word akoustikós, dating back to 1595-1605. See acouasm, -tic

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Parts of speech for Acoustic


acoustic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

acoustic usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acoustic

adj acoustic

  • hearing — the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived.
  • auditory — Auditory means related to hearing.
  • audio — Audio equipment is used for recording and reproducing sound.
  • audile — a person who possesses a faculty for auditory imagery that is more distinct than his visual or other imagery
  • aural — Aural means related to the sense of hearing. Compare acoustic.

adjective acoustic

  • soundThe, a strait between SW Sweden and Zealand, connecting the Kattegat and the Baltic. 87 miles (140 km) long; 3–30 miles (5–48 km) wide.

noun acoustic

  • music — an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.
  • plainsong — the unisonous vocal music used in the Christian church from the earliest times.
  • rock and roll — a style of popular music that derives in part from blues and folk music and is marked by a heavily accented beat and a simple, repetitive phrase structure.
  • bebop — Bebop is a form of jazz music with complex harmonies and rhythms. The abbreviation bop is also used.
  • ragtime — a novel (1975) by E. L. Doctorow.

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