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a·cous·tic

 (ə-ko͞o′stĭk)
adj. also a·cous·ti·cal (-stĭ-kəl)
1. Of or relating to sound, the sense of hearing, or the science of sound.
2.
a. Designed to carry sound or to aid in hearing.
b. Designed to absorb or control sound: acoustic tile.
3. Music
a. Of or being an instrument that does not produce or enhance sound electronically: an acoustic guitar; an acoustic bass.
b. Being a performance that features such instruments: opened the show with an acoustic set.
n. Music
An acoustic instrument.

[Greek akoustikos, pertaining to hearing, from akouein, to hear; see kous- in Indo-European roots.]

a·cous′ti·cal·ly adv.

acoustic

(əˈkuːstɪk) or

acoustical

adj
1. (General Physics) of or related to sound, the sense of hearing, or acoustics
2. (General Physics) designed to respond to, absorb, or control sound: an acoustic tile.
3. (Classical Music) (of a musical instrument or recording) without electronic amplification: an acoustic bass; an acoustic guitar.
[C17: from Greek akoustikos, from akouein to hear]
aˈcoustically adv

a•cous•tic

(əˈku stɪk)

also a•cous′ti•cal,



adj.
1. pertaining to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sound.
2. (of a building material) designed for controlling sound.
3. sounded without electric or electronic enhancement: acoustic guitar.
[1595–1605; < Greek akoustikós=akoust(ós) heard, audible, v. adj. of akoúein to hear + -ikos -ic]
a•cous′ti•cal•ly, adv.

acoustic

Relating to sound or hearing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acoustic - a remedy for hearing loss or deafnessacoustic - a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
curative, cure, therapeutic, remedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
Adj.1.acoustic - of or relating to the science of acousticsacoustic - of or relating to the science of acoustics; "acoustic properties of a hall"
Translations
سَمْعِيّصَوْتِي، سَمَعِي
akustický
akustisk
akustinen
akustičan
akusztikai
heyrnar-, hljómburîar-
聴覚の
소리의
akustikaakustinis
akustisks
akoestischakoestische
akustický
akustisk
ซึ่งเกี่ยวข้องกับเสียง
akustikişitmeye aitişitsel
không dùng điện

acoustic

[əˈkuːstɪk]
A. ADJacústico
B. CPD acoustic coupler Nacoplador m acústico
acoustic guitar Nguitarra f acústica
acoustic nerve Nnervio m auditivo
acoustic screen Npanel m acústico
acoustic shock N (Telec) → choque m or shock m acústico

acoustic

[əˈkuːstɪk]
adjacoustique acoustic guitar
nacoustique facoustic coupler [ˈkʌplər] ncoupleur m acoustiqueacoustic guitar nguitare f acoustique

acoustic

adjakustisch; (= soundproof) tiles, panelschalldämpfend; acoustic screenTrennwand f (zur Schalldämpfung)

acoustic

[əˈkuːstɪk] adjacustico/a

acoustic

(əˈkuːstik) adjective
having to do with hearing or with sound. This hall has acoustic problems.
aˈcoustics
1. noun plural the characteristics (eg of a room or hall) which make hearing in it good or bad.
2. noun singular the science of sound.

acoustic

سَمْعِيّ akustický akustisk akustisch ακουστικός acústico akustinen acoustique akustičan acustico 聴覚の 소리의 akoestisch akustisk akustyczny acústico акустический akustisk ซึ่งเกี่ยวข้องกับเสียง akustik không dùng điện 声学的

a·cous·tic

, acoustical
a. acústico-a, rel. al sonido o la audición.
___ neuromaneuroma ___;
___ radiationradiación ___;
___ reflexreflejo ___.

acoustic

adj acústico
References in classic literature ?
If you stand in an acoustic shadow there is one direction from which you will hear nothing.
All the hurrahs, carried upward upon the sonorous waves of the immense acoustic tube, arrived with the sound of thunder at its mouth; and the multitude ranged round Stones Hill heartily united their shouts with those of the ten revelers hidden from view at the bottom of the gigantic Columbiad.
Mr Pancks here made a singular and startling noise, produced by a strong blowing effort in the region of the nose, unattended by any result but that acoustic one.
These rapid remarks, murmured as they were, struck his ear by one of those acoustic rebounds which are very little studied.
It was no more than the gentle TWANG of a clock-spring; but it was the first time in the history of the world that a complete sound had been carried along a wire, reproduced perfectly at the other end, and heard by an expert in acoustics.
He was a teacher of acoustics and a student of electricity, possibly the only man in his generation who was able to focus a knowledge of both subjects upon the problem of the telephone.
Bell was illustrating some of the mysteries of acoustics by the aid of a piano.
And he grappled with this new mystery of electricity, as Henry had advised him to do, encouraging himself with the fact that Morse, who was only a painter, had mastered his electrical difficulties, and there was no reason why a professor of acoustics should not do as much.
He cross-fertilized the two sciences of acoustics and electricity.
This doctor therefore proposed, "that upon the meeting of the senate, certain physicians should attend it the three first days of their sitting, and at the close of each day's debate feel the pulses of every senator; after which, having maturely considered and consulted upon the nature of the several maladies, and the methods of cure, they should on the fourth day return to the senate house, attended by their apothecaries stored with proper medicines; and before the members sat, administer to each of them lenitives, aperitives, abstersives, corrosives, restringents, palliatives, laxatives, cephalalgics, icterics, apophlegmatics, acoustics, as their several cases required; and, according as these medicines should operate, repeat, alter, or omit them, at the next meeting.
Conservatives cherished it for being small and inconvenient, and thus keeping out the "new people" whom New York was beginning to dread and yet be drawn to; and the sentimental clung to it for its historic associations, and the musical for its excellent acoustics, always so problematic a quality in halls built for the hearing of music.
A discreet change will not show up in the electrical inspection, optical imaging, or acoustic imaging mentioned above.