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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
an acoustic/an electric/a classical guitar
▪ Electric bass, electric and acoustic guitars. b. Tibsheif, Derbyshire.
▪ Budd, who has been strumming his acoustic guitar through the Midwest, writes introspective songs with a witty, sincere touch.
▪ Buckingham used his Takamine for a lot of the acoustic parts, but various electrics and other acoustic guitars were also employed.
▪ His acoustic guitar work is considered the standard by which all other flamenco players are now measured.
▪ Or perhaps it was the combination of moon, surf, and acoustic guitars.
▪ National made these instruments specifically to be the loudest acoustic guitars in existence - and they succeeded.
▪ Their supporting act was a guy dressed in black playing acoustic guitar.
▪ The ability of speech recognition systems to discriminate words from acoustic information alone is not encouraging.
▪ We increased the acoustic information by incorporating lexical stress into the representation.
▪ Increasing the specificity of the acoustic information.
▪ The semantic constraint may take precedence over acoustic information.
▪ And accordingly, listeners process acoustic information less carefully when dealing with predictable words.
▪ Furthermore, the same acoustic information can be perceived differently depending on its higher-level context.
▪ Moreover it may sometimes be the case that the acoustic input is simply insufficient to discriminate between hypotheses.
▪ The first covers transducers, horns or velocity transformers and acoustic input and amplitude, and mentions health and safety.
▪ The problem is not just one of poor acoustic input but also of ambiguous word boundaries.
▪ The representation must allow us to compute a link between descriptions of acoustic input and stored descriptions.
▪ Its unamplified acoustic properties are really quite surprising.
▪ They all share certain acoustic properties which, he thought, would make the call difficult to locate.
▪ The ceiling is closed up with varnished boards which renders the acoustic properties excellent.
▪ As in the case of any musical instrument, the actual form of each grotto directly influenced its individual acoustic properties.
▪ The high acoustic quality of the recordings proved to be critical in such cases.
▪ Should it at times carry more weight than bottom-up acoustic quality?
▪ Areas of poor acoustic quality but tightly constrained by local syntactic and semantic information would be identified through top-down prediction.
▪ For speech recognition the principal operational difficulty to be faced is the interference to the acoustic signal from background noise.
▪ When they were built Dungeness was quiet enough not to interfere with acoustic signals.
▪ A further problem can be the microphone performance - different microphones can produce different acoustic signals which need to be standardised.
▪ Deaf people get no acoustic feedback when they talk, so their speech is often impaired.
▪ Various pieces of recording equipment are used to produce interesting acoustic effects.
▪ Budd, who has been strumming his acoustic guitar through the Midwest, writes introspective songs with a witty, sincere touch.
▪ It is known that there are few, if any, reliable acoustic cues to word boundaries.
▪ It is this industrial market that excites potential manufacturers of acoustic microscopes.
▪ Possible swap for interesting electric or acoustic.
▪ The insects that bats prey upon have a comparable battery of sophisticated electronic and acoustic gear.
▪ The noises you heard - the explosive noises - were the acoustic effects of a second Darkfall strike.
▪ The vibration takes the form of an acoustic wave travelling down the rod.
▪ Unfortunately, the beginnings of utterances appear to be particularly unconstrained by either the acoustic material or the linguistic interpretation.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Acoustic \A*cous"tic\ (#; 277), a. [F. acoustique, Gr. ? relating to hearing, fr. ? to hear.] Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory.

Acoustic duct, the auditory duct, or external passage of the ear.

Acoustic telegraph, a telegraph making audible signals; a telephone.

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.


Acoustic \A*cous"tic\, n. A medicine or agent to assist hearing.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, from French acoustique, from Greek akoustikos "pertaining to hearing," from akoustos "heard, audible," verbal adjective from akouein "to hear," probably from copulative prefix a- (see a- (3)) + koein "to mark, perceive, hear," from PIE *kous- "to hear," which is perhaps from root *(s)keu- "to notice, observe" (see caveat). Acoustic guitar (as opposed to electric) attested by 1958. Related: Acoustical; acoustically.


a. 1 Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory. 2 (context music English) naturally producing or produced by an instrument without electrical amplification, as an acoustic guitar or acoustic piano. n. (context medicine English) A medicine or other agent to assist hearing.


adj. of or relating to the science of acoustics; "acoustic properties of a hall" [syn: acoustical]


n. a remedy for hearing loss or deafness


Acoustic may refer to:

Acoustic (John Lennon album)

Acoustic is a compilation album of John Lennon demos, studio and live performances that feature his acoustic guitar work and was released in 2004. Although it failed to chart in the United Kingdom, Acoustic reached number 31 in the United States, becoming John Lennon's best charting posthumous US release since 1988's Imagine: John Lennon soundtrack.

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart on 20 November 2004 at number 31, with sales of 27,858 copies. It spent eight weeks on the chart.

Acoustic (Deine Lakaien album)

Acoustic was released in 2007, recorded live during 1995 and is the second live album to be released by the group Deine Lakaien.

This live album was recorded during the sold-out 1995 Acoustic Tour. The songs were performed unplugged, with Alexander Veljanov's vocals backed by Ernst Horn on a prepared piano.

Acoustic (Bayside EP)

Acoustic is an EP by American rock band Bayside, released on February 28, 2006. The release was in memory of John "Beatz" Holohan, the band's drummer who was killed when the band's tour bus crashed on October 31, 2005. By April 2006, the EP had sold over 13,000 copies.

Acoustic (Everything but the Girl album)

Acoustic is the seventh album by Everything but the Girl, released on 2 June 1992. The Worldwide & The Acoustic EP's were reissued together by Edsel Records as a 2-disc Deluxe Set in 2012.

Acoustic (magazine)

Acoustic Magazine is a British glossy monthly publication that deals only in acoustic music.

Acoustic (Brandi Carlile album)

Acoustic is an album by Brandi Carlile. "Throw it All Away," "Fall Apart Again," and "Tragedy" all later appeared on Brandi Carlile, while "Shadow on the Wall" appeared on The Story.

Acoustic (Britt Nicole EP)

Acoustic is the second extended play by Christian pop recording artist Britt Nicole. It includes five acoustic versions of previous songs and a brand new song entitled "Found By You", co-written by Brandon Heath. It debuted at No. 22 on Billboard's Hot Christian Albums chart, which is her second highest entry to date.

Acoustic (Lights EP)

Acoustic (also referred to as Lights.Acoustic) is the second extended play (EP) by Canadian musician Lights. It was released in Canada on July 20, 2010.

Acoustic (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album)

Acoustic is the 1994 album from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

The song "Sara In The Summer" was originally released as "Sara" on Ibbotson's first solo album Nitty Gritty Ibbotson in 1977. The Wild Jimbos also included it on the debut album Wild Jimbos in 1991.

Acoustic (Joey Cape and Tony Sly album)

Acoustic is an acoustic alternative album by punk rock singers Joey Cape and Tony Sly, released on May 18, 2004, through Fat Wreck Chords.

The album features 12 songs, 10 of them are acoustic renditions of songs by the singers' respective bands - Lagwagon and No Use for a Name, with each member also contributing one previously unreleased song.

Although each singer went later on to a solo career and to record a solo acoustic/ folk album on his own, this is the first solo album for both Cape and Sly. The album has been described as " punk rock's answer to Simon and Garfunkel."

Contributors on the album include Angus Cooke of the Ataris on bass guitar & cello, Brian Mann of Vampire Lovers on accordion, Todd Capps of Bad Astronaut on piano & mellotron, George Pendergast of Dishwalla on congas, Thomas Flowers of Oleander on banjo, and Tim Cullen of Summercamp and Jon Snodgrass of Drag the River on backing vocals.

Acoustic (Love Amongst Ruin album)

Acoustic is an album by British rock band Love Amongst Ruin and features acoustic versions of eight tracks released on the band's debut album. It was released on December 5, 2011.

Acoustic (film)

Acoustic is a 2010 South Korean omnibus film depicting stories of love, hope, and music among twenty-somethings - all set within the Hongdae area of Seoul.

Acoustic (Nouvelle Vague album)

Acoustic is a live album by the French covers band Nouvelle Vague, recorded at a concert at the Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita in Barreiro, Portugal. All songs are acoustic versions of songs from the band's studio albums Nouvelle Vague, Bande à Part and 3, except for " Sweet Dreams" and " Relax" which do not appear on any of those albums.

Acoustic (Above & Beyond album)

Acoustic is the third studio album by British progressive trance group Above & Beyond, released on 28 January 2014 by Anjunabeats.

Acoustic (Coldplay EP)

Acoustic EP (also named as Sparks EP) is a promotional EP by the British alternative rock band Coldplay, released on 29 October 2000, after the release of their debut album, Parachutes. The EP was distributed with he Independent in the United Kingdom.

The EP is notable for its acoustic version of " Yellow". The acoustic version of "Yellow" was originally broadcast on the Jo Whiley Lunchtime Social on BBC Radio 1, September 4, 2000. The EP also featured the video for "Yellow" in QuickTime format.

Usage examples of "acoustic".

Heisenberg could, of course, have said the same of the science of acoustics in regard to one born deaf.

For all the processes essential to a physical acoustics are accessible to the eye and other senses.

I could hear their voices, full of excitement -- but the acoustics of the place made it impossible to get a good fix on the cries that were bounding back and forth across the lobby.

But the acoustics of the shaft magnify and multiply the sound so forebodingly that Amsel stops in the middle of his skulduggery, looks behind him over his rounded back, and turns the flashlight on his friend.

The sound seemed to be coming from ahead of them, and she hoped that it was just the tricky acoustics of the cavern.

It still reverberated, though Ilna had noticed that the acoustics of this great square room were wretchedly bad.

In that hour I learned many things, including the fact that there is something purely acoustic in much of that agnostic sort of reverence.

The auriferous tooth, the sedentary disposition, the Sunday afternoon wanderlust, the draught upon the delicatessen store for home-made comforts, the furor for department store marked-down sales, the feeling of superiority to the lady in the third-floor front who wore genuine ostrich tips and had two names over her bell, the mucilaginous hours during which she remained glued to the window sill, the vigilant avoidance of the instalment man, the tireless patronage of the acoustics of the dumb-waiter shaft - all the attributes of the Gotham flat-dweller were hers.

The acoustic nerve, which leads from the cochlea, has a branch leading to the other half of the contents of the internal ear, the utricle and its outgrowths, introduced on page 248.

Its acoustics were poor, proper names often came out garbled, a chaotic calendar messed up the order of events but, on the whole, the colored dots did form a geomantic picture of sorts.

Then she bit it fiercely and extended it in his direction, producing sounds all the while, acoustic interference so random it seemed to come not from her jawless sucking mouth but from a small hole in her throat.

It has no history, no notion of its nascence, its way of coming to acoustic space.

Jack saw the weird red pyramids, looking like some strange form of acoustic tile, that crowned the Omni Center, and headed in their direction.

So did soft-singing Tom Paxton and Tom Rush and a rapid-fire acoustic guitarist named Danny Kalb, who did duets with Van Ronk and the great Phil Ochs before Danny helped put together the short-lived but electrifying Blues Project in the late 1960s.

Communication with its surface masters can be through seismological sensors to send messages -- bursts of acoustic pulses of precise design which will tell surface listeners what the mole has found.