acoustic phenomenon


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Noun1.acoustic phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the production or transmission of soundacoustic phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the production or transmission of sound
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
distortion - a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal); "heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion"
acoustic projection, sound projection, projection - the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality; "our ukuleles have been designed to have superior sound and projection"; "a prime ingredient of public speaking is projection of the voice"
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MARYLAND (CyHAN)- As the latest in a continuing progression of NASA supersonics research projects aimed at reducing or mitigating the effect of sonic booms, the Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, flight research project will help engineers better understand evanescent waves, an acoustic phenomenon that occurs at the very edges or just outside of the cone or envelope where sonic booms are heard.
The lowered larynx of classical technique enlarges the laryngeal vestibule (the area just above the larynx) which gives rise to an acoustic phenomenon known as the "singer's formant," defined as energy in the acoustic signal in the area of 3,000-3,500 Hz.
Further--more, noise is not just an acoustic phenomenon, for instance, music composed according to principles of integral serialism may sound as pure noise to a Mozart-lover or jazzenthusiastic.