Usage examples for acoustic

  1. The men who had come with their wives had fallen to discussing their own affairs; by the acoustic law before mentioned, every murmur rang in Lucien's ear; he saw all the gaps caused by the spasmodic workings of jaws sympathetically affected, the teeth that seemed to grin defiance at him. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  2. There are composers of whom few ever heard, whose magnum opus was some romance that still makes the heart- strings tingle by the acoustic law of sympathetic vibration. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  3. It was a dead, flat place, without sound, for the footsteps of the burros and the man fell dully on the soft and sliding floor, and it seemed to have no acoustic properties. – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  4. It is an acoustic or a phonetic defect. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  5. On looking into a dry skull the passage seems to be of no great depth, nor can an instrument be passed directly from the outside into the great tympanic cavity, the hindrance being a wall of bone, s, the septum which divides the bulla into two distinct chambers, the reason for which is not very clear, except that one may suppose it to be in some measure for acoustic purposes, as all animals with this development are quick of hearing. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  6. The facial and acoustic nerves and the maxillary and mandibular divisions of the trigeminal are frequently implicated. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  7. In a blur, he flew up to the ceiling and hovered there, pressing himself flat on the acoustic tile. – Super Man and the Bug Out by Cory Doctorow
  8. The August air was stifling; perspiration shone on the broad brows and cheeks of the farmers sitting in the front half of the audience; Lord Parham's gray face was almost white; his harsh voice labored against the acoustic difficulties of the tent; effort and heat, discomfort and ennui breathed from the packed benches, and from the short- necked, large- headed figure of the Premier. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  9. But balloons have revealed further suggestive facts with regard to sound, and more particularly with regard to the varying acoustic properties of the air. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  10. He was still busily engaged on the telephone, on acoustic electrical transmission, sextuplex telegraphs, duplex telegraphs, miscellaneous carbon articles, and other inventions of a minor nature. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  11. All the hurrahs, carried up by the sonorous waves of the immense acoustic tube, reached its mouth with a noise of thunder; then the multitude round Stony Hill heartily united their shouts to those of the ten revellers hidden from sight in the depths of the gigantic Columbiad. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  12. Nor do we consider it necessary to mention the acoustic condition, that the vibration of the bells is communicated to our ears through the air, or the physiological condition, that the vibrations in the drums of our ears are conveyed by a certain mechanism of bone and tissue to the nerves. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  13. I think, however, that the reader will, from the description given above, agree with me that the acoustic properties of the pockets of the voicebox cannot be very great, and that, at all events, there is a vast difference between their construction and that of a hazel- nut, either with or without the kernel. – The Mechanism of the Human Voice by Emil Behnke
  14. Lady Alwyne Compton was very musical, and rehearsals were held in the stone- vaulted crypt beneath the Deanery, a place of splendid acoustic properties, which intensified the sound without coarsening it, and brought the voice back to the singer in a way unknown on the usual platform, decorated with screens, curtains, and flags, and obstructed by floral impedimenta. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  15. Do you object to being reduced to an acoustic? – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  16. Jane's window was possessed of most favorable acoustic qualities. – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  17. The difficulties of interpretation since the significance of any event followed its occurrence as variably as the acoustic report followed the electrical discharge and of counterestimating against an actual loss by failure to interpret the total sum of possible losses proceeding originally from a successful interpretation. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  18. The three acoustic properties of speech- duration, intensity, pitch- modified by the logical and emotional content of which the sounds are symbolic, combine to produce an incredibly subtle and elastic medium which the poet moulds to his metrical form. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum