acoustic ADJECTIVE 1) relating to sound or hearing. 2) (of popular music or musical instruments) not having electrical amplification.
NOUN 1) the properties of a room or building that determine how sound is transmitted in it. 2) (acoustics) (treated as sing. ) the branch of physics concerned with the properties of sound.
DERIVATIVES acoustical adjective acoustically adverb acoustician noun.
ORIGIN Greek akoustikos, from akouein 'hear' .

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