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Etymology

French acoustique < Greek ακουστικός (auditory).

Adjective

acoustic (not comparable)

Positive
acoustic

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

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

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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

Singular
acoustic

Plural
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  1. (medicine) A medicine or other agent to assist hearing.

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