A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-koo-stiks]
    • /əˈku stɪks/
    • /əˈkuː.stɪks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-koo-stiks]
    • /əˈku stɪks/

Definitions of acoustics word

  • noun acoustics the scientific study of sound and sound waves 3
  • noun acoustics the characteristics of a room, auditorium, etc, that determine the fidelity with which sound can be heard within it 3
  • noun plural acoustics the qualities of a room, theater, etc. that have to do with how clearly sounds can be heard or transmitted in it 3
  • noun acoustics the branch of physics dealing with sound, esp. with its transmission 3
  • noun acoustics Obsolete. a remedy for deafness or imperfect hearing. 1
  • adjective acoustics pertaining to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sound. 1

Information block about the term

Origin of acoustics

First appearance:

before 1675
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1675-85; See origin at acoustic, -ics

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Acoustics


acoustics popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% 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".

acoustics usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for acoustics

noun acoustics

  • 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.
  • noise — sound, especially of a loud, harsh, or confused kind: deafening noises.
  • echo — a repetition of sound produced by the reflection of sound waves from a wall, mountain, or other obstructing surface.
  • audibility — capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard.

Antonyms for acoustics

noun acoustics

  • silence — absence of any sound or noise; stillness.

Top questions with acoustics

  • what are acoustics?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?