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acoustic

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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
auditorium acoustics
Definition sound quality or its study based on such things as the surfaces off of which sound bounces — such as how well a voice on stage can be heard in the back of an auditorium, or how noisy a restaurant sounds
  • The auditorium has fabulous acoustics.
acoustics = sound quality based on such things as the surfaces off of which sound bounces
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We installed a ceiling with better acoustics.
  • acoustics = sound quality based on such things as the surface off of which sound bounces
  • Some say the concert hall has some of the best acoustics in the world.
  • acoustics = sound quality based on such things as the surfaces off of which sound bounces
  • She is analyzing the acoustic properties of the auditorium.
  • acoustic = sound quality based on such things as the surfaces off of which sound bounces
  • The acoustics permit everyone in the auditorium to hear someone speaking in a normal voice at the podium.
  • acoustics = sound quality based on such things as the surfaces off of which sound bounces
  • The Assembly Hall was used for large lectures, debates, plays, and concerts; it had the worst acoustics in the school.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • acoustics = sound quality
  • It would take me six days to get home, six undays of staring at acoustic ceiling tile and watching television and sleeping and pain and wishing for time to pass.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • acoustic ceiling = a ceiling designed to decrease noise
  • It was at a hall in town, a place that usually showcased local bands, so the acoustics were terrible for unamplified classical.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • acoustics = sound quality (resulting from such things as the surfaces off of which sound bounces)
  • But although the acoustics in the Assembly Hall were poor, those outside the room were admirable.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • acoustics = sound quality
  • The acoustics in the Assembly Room were so poor that silences there had a heavy hum of their own.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
acoustics = sound quality

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2  —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
  • We saw this guy doing an acoustic set here one night, and it was surprisingly good.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
  • Just acoustic melodies.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound
  • Acoustic guitar.
    Katie McGarry  --  Pushing the Limits
acoustic = not using electricity to amplify sound

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