Acoustic definition

ə-ko͝ostĭk
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.

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Having to do with hearing or with sound as it is heard.
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Of or being an instrument that does not produce or enhance sound electronically.

An acoustic guitar; an acoustic bass.

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Of acoustics.
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Designating a musical instrument, usually a string instrument, whose sounds are not generated electronically.
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Of or relating to sound, the sense of hearing, or the science of sound.
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Designed to carry sound or to aid in hearing.
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Designed to absorb or control sound.

Acoustic tile.

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Being a performance that features such instruments.

Opened the show with an acoustic set.

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Employing such an instrument or instruments.
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Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory.
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(music) Naturally producing or produced by an instrument without electrical amplification, as an acoustic guitar or acoustic piano.
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(medicine) A medicine or other agent to assist hearing.
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Acoustic is defined as the sense of hearing.

An example of the word acoustic is to refer to your ability to hear sound.

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An acoustic instrument.
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Origin of acoustic

  • Greek akoustikos pertaining to hearing from akouein to hear kous- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French acoustique, from Ancient Greek ἀκουστικός (akoustikos, “auditory”).

    From Wiktionary