AskDefine | Define acoustic

Dictionary Definition

acoustic adj : of or relating to the science of acoustics; "acoustic properties of a hall" [syn: acoustical] n : a remedy for hearing loss or deafness

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English

Etymology

French acoustique < Greek ακουστικός (auditory).

Adjective

  1. Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory.
  2. Naturally producing or produced by an instrument without electrical amplification, as an acoustic guitar or acoustic piano.

Translations

pertaining to hearing or the science of sounds
  • Dutch: akoestisch, akoestische
  • Finnish: akustinen
  • French: acoustique
  • German: akustisch
  • Italian: acustico
  • Polish: akustyczny
  • Portuguese: acústico
  • Russian: акустический
  • Spanish: acústico
  • Swedish: akustisk
producing or produced without electrical amplification
  • Dutch: akoestisch, akoestische
  • Finnish: akustinen
  • French: acoustique
  • German: akustisch
  • Italian: acustico
  • Polish: akustyczny
  • Portuguese: acústico
  • Russian: акустический
  • Spanish: acústico
  • Swedish: akustisk

Derived terms

  • acoustics: the science of sound
  • acoustic duct: the auditory duct, or external passage of the ear.
  • acoustic guitar
  • acoustic telegraph: a telegraph making audible signals; a telephone, notably used on ships
  • acoustic vessels: brazen tubes or vessels, shaped like a bell, used in ancient theaters to propel the voices of the actors, so as to render them audible to a great distance.

Noun

  1. A medicine or other agent to assist hearing.

Extensive Definition

Acoustic may refer to:
In science:
In music:
Other:
acoustic in Indonesian: Akustik
acoustic in Thai: อคูสติก (แก้ความกำกวม)

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