Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
  2. (adj, pert) of or relating to the science of acoustics

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Synonyms of Acoustic


Alternate forms of Acoustic

Derivations: acoustic, acoustics

Hypernyms: curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

Origin of the word Acoustic

  1. c.1600, from Fr. acoustique, from Gk. akoustikos "pertaining to hearing," from akoustos "heard, audible," from akouein "to hear," from copulative prefix a- + koein "to mark, perceive, hear," from PIE base *(s)keu- "to notice, observe" (see caveat). Acoustic guitar (as opposed to electric) attested by 1958. more

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