One, with a grand main chamber dramatically illuminated by candle niches, recently shared its acoustics during a concert.
Psychology is therefore of equal importance with anatomy and acoustics as an element of Vocal Science.
It is as if the laws of light should be applied to a question in acoustics.
It was as though a grand opera-singer had strained the acoustics of a private music-room.
The acoustics of this immense and peculiarly-shaped building are most perfect.
The ceiling had to be brought down, because it interfered with the laws of acoustics.
When the house is full, the audience makes a difference in the acoustics.
In acoustics an “echo” is a return of sound from a reflecting surface (see Sound: Reflection).
The lectures on acoustics, which came late in the course, were also exceedingly popular.
He cross-fertilized the two sciences of acoustics and electricity.
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- + koein "to mark, perceive, hear," from PIE *kous- "to hear," perhaps from root *(s)keu- "to notice, observe" (see caveat). Acoustic guitar (as opposed to electric) attested by 1958. Related: Acoustical; acoustically.
acoustics a·cous·tics (ə-kōō'stĭks)
The scientific study of sound, especially of its generation, transmission, and reception.
acoustic a·cous·tic (ə-kōō'stĭk) or a·cous·ti·cal (-stĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to sound, the sense of hearing, or the perception of sound.