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acoustic

The Buzzword of the Day for 04/24/2019 is:

acoustic (adjective)

\uh-KOO-stik\

What does it mean?

1 : of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sounds as : a : deadening or absorbing sound b : operating by or using sound waves
2 : of, relating to, or being a musical instrument whose sound is not electronically modified

How do you use it?

Fans at the concert received quite a surprise when the band's lead singer played a beautiful classical piece on an acoustic guitar.

Are you a word wiz?

Which one of these words do you think came into English use at about the same time as "acoustic"?

A. soothing
B. laboratory
C. antique
D. vocal
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