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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Chapters discuss his use of sound outside of music and his search for musical inspiration through connections with other senses, particularly the sense of sight; master's degree theses about his work; the biographies of the members of his group, the creative process of his compositions, and the relationship between his writing and improvisation; the role of noise and acoustic phenomenon in his music; and analysis of specific pieces: oSerie de Arco,o oDe bandeja e tudo,o oMagimani Sagei,o oBringuinha de mosicos malucos no coreto,o oCores,o oPapagaio alegre,o oArapua,o and oAula de Natacao.
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.
This perceived "register change" is purely an acoustic phenomenon.