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acoustic phonetics

noun
1.
the branch of science dealing with the sounds of speech in terms of their frequency, duration, intensity, etc., especially as analyzed by means of instruments like the sound spectrograph and the oscillograph.
2.
a composite branch of physics and linguistics that treats sound proper as it relates to speech.
3.
the branch of phonetics dealing with the transmission of sounds to the ear and the reception of them by the ear prior to neurological processing.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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acoustic phonetics

noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of phonetics concerned with the acoustic properties of human speech Compare auditory phonetics, articulatory phonetics
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