atmospherics


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at·mos·pher·ics

 (ăt′mə-sfîr′ĭks, -sfĕr′-)
n.
1. (used with a sing. verb)
a. Electromagnetic radiation produced by natural phenomena such as lightning.
b. Radio interference produced by electromagnetic radiation. Also called sferics.
2. (used with a pl. verb)
a. Features, events, or statements intended to create a particular mood or attitude: "[This book] is full of fiction unconcerned with spooky atmospherics or suspense; most of the collection's stories are about cruel humans and the violence they commit" (Ken Tucker).
b. The mood or attitude so created.

atmospherics

(ˌætməsˈfɛrɪks)
pl n
1. (Physical Geography) electrical disturbances produced in the atmosphere by natural causes such as lightning
2. (Electronics) radio interference, heard as crackling or hissing in receivers, caused by electrical disturbance

at•mos•pher•ics

(ˌæt məsˈfɛr ɪks, -ˈfɪər-)

n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) noise in a radio receiver or spots or bands on the screen of a television receiver, caused by interference from natural electromagnetic disturbances in the atmosphere.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the study of such phenomena.
3. (used with a pl. v.) mood or atmosphere; ambience.
[1900–05]

atmospherics

1. the sound, usually a crackling noise, heard over a radio receiver and caused by electromagnetic disturbances in the atmosphere; static.
2. the natural phenomena that create this disturbance.
See also: Atmosphere
special effects, extras, and the like used in order to establish an intended background or mood for a film.
See also: Films
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atmospherics - a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
interference, noise, disturbance - electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
radio noise - static at radio wavelengths
Translations

atmospherics

[ˌætməsˈferɪks] NPL (Rad) → interferencias fpl

atmospherics

[ˌætməsˈfɛrɪks] n (RADIO, TV) (= interference) → parasites mpl

atmospherics

pl (Rad) → atmosphärische Störungen pl

atmospherics

[ˌætməsˈfɛrɪks] npl (Radio) → scariche fpl elettriche
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