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Denoting, relating to, or of the nature of sound or sound waves.‘the whales emit sonic pulse systems’
- ‘The welcome presence of sonic genius Jim O'Rourke joined them on stage.’
- ‘The band's sonic fingerprint remains as distinctive as ever.’
- ‘So songs swagger all over the sonic map from overly loud to whisper quiet.’
- ‘A number of sonic themes emerge as the music on this CD unfolds.’
- ‘Dialogue is clearly heard and there are no distracting pops, hisses, or other such sonic flaws.’
- ‘Hence, the sonic crack of the bullet is much louder than any noise produced by the weapon's operation.’
- ‘Artists of all genres revere the Ryman for both historic and sonic reasons.’
- ‘It's not purely sonic pleasure: it's conflict and action and story.’
- ‘The Dolby Surround track, though clean, is the sonic equivalent of watching grass grow.’
- ‘Yet, his sonic realm remains consistent all the way through.’
- ‘The sonic assault of rock music has reached a point of diminishing returns.’
- ‘A sonic whistle is very old technology, to the point of almost being forgotten.’
- ‘The work is more abstract and introvert than on Later, with melodies often scarce and distant, while the sonic scope seems narrower.’
- ‘The end result is a rich, triumphant sonic tapestry; you can hear every dollar that went into it.’
- ‘Quietude is a similarly becalmed sonic vista of placid sine-waves, nervous clicks and lithe atmospheric details.’
- ‘Hot Hot Heat may very much be a product of their influences but never before has it all been thrown together into such a vibrant sonic stew.’
- ‘This maybe the sonic equivalent of going to see a Bellini altarpiece in an art gallery, but I do not mind.’
- ‘His delicate constructions are all entirely self-contained, giving an impression of great sonic diversity.’
- ‘As a familiar sonic picture, it doesn't mess with your head.’
- ‘Unfazed, members of the band have, it seems, decided to evolve into sonic pioneers instead.’
1920s: from Latin sonus ‘sound’ + -ic.
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