- Acoustic is defined as the sense of hearing.
An example of the word acoustic is to refer to your ability to hear sound.
- The definition of acoustic is music that is played without the use of electronic amplification equipment.
An example of the word acoustic is a song in which only a flute is used.
- having to do with hearing or with sound as it is heard
- of acoustics
- designating a musical instrument, usually a string instrument, whose tones are not electronically amplified
- employing such an instrument or instruments
Origin: French acoustique ; from Classical Greek akoustikos, of or for hearing ; from akouein, to hear ; from a- (; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps ) plush Indo-European base an unverified form keu-, to heed, hear
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adjective also a·cous·ti·cal
- Of or relating to sound, the sense of hearing, or the science of sound.
- a. Designed to carry sound or to aid in hearing.b. Designed to absorb or control sound: acoustic tile.
- Music a. Of or being an instrument that does not produce or enhance sound electronically: an acoustic guitar; an acoustic bass.b. Being a performance that features such instruments: opened the show with an acoustic set.
Origin: Greek akoustikos, pertaining to hearing, from akouein, to hear; see kous- in Indo-European roots.
- a·cousˈti·cal·ly adverb
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