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acoustic

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1  —as in:
acoustic guitar
Definition of a guitar or other musical instrument:  not using electricity to amplify sound
  • She plays an acoustic guitar.
acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Yousef honked, and a man of about twenty-five bounded down the steps carrying an acoustic guitar case.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
  • I spotted two African American boys wearing jeans and muscle shirts, sitting on their front porch, strumming acoustic guitars and singing.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
  • Then this guy—he couldn't have been any older than Kyle—walked out onto the stage wearing a fedora and holding an acoustic guitar.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
  • Damien White, son of Nemesis, lived up to his namesake by wreaking vengeance on an acoustic guitar.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
  • There were a host of religious opportunities at Danbury: a Friday Mass for Catholics, and sometimes a Sunday Mass as well (usually delivered by the "hot priest," a young padre who played guitar and spoke Italian and was thus adored by all the Italian-Americans); a Spanish Christian service on the weekends; a Buddhist meditation group and also rabbinical visits on Wednesdays; and a wacky weekly nondenominational be-in led by volunteers armed with acoustic guitars and scented candles.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
  • He was riffing about on his acoustic guitar.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
  • Just acoustic melodies.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
  • Outside the Papal Palace, she spoke nearly without pause, the names of all the saints and popes and cardinals spilling from her as we strolled through the cathedral square amid the flocks of doves, the tourists, the African merchants in bright tunics selling bracelets and imitation watches, the young, bespectacled musician, sitting on an apple crate, playing "Bohemian Rhapsody"— on his acoustic guitar.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
  • We saw this guy doing an acoustic set here one night, and it was surprisingly good.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Comprehensive Dictionary (Oxford® US)Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
2  —as in:
acoustic properties
Definition relating to properties of sound or hearing
  • She is analyzing the acoustic properties of the auditorium.
acoustic = relating to sound

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