American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having, caused by, or relating to a speed greater than the speed of sound in a given medium, especially air.
- adj. Of or relating to sound waves beyond human audibility.
- adj. of a sound ultrasonic, having a frequency too high to be audible
- adj. of a speed greater than the speed of sound (in the same medium, and at the same temperature and pressure)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Moving at a speed greater than the speed of sound in air; -- this speed varies with altitude, since the speed of sound varies with altitude, as well as with temperature and humidity, being approximately 1129 feet per second at sea level and 984 feet per second at 16 miles altitude.
- adj. Capable of moving at speeds higher than the speed of sound; -- of aircraft.
- adj. having frequencies above those of audible sound
- adj. (of speed) greater than the speed of sound in a given medium (especially air)
- super- + sonic (Wiktionary)
“It is then repeated several times, and I realise what we are hearing is not rockets, but planes - very loud and incredibly fast, making me think of the term supersonic, if that even means anything outside of comics.”
“Iran test-fired what it calls a supersonic ballistic surface-to-sea missile today in a dramatic ceremony that saw the missile crash into a ship that went up in smoke.”
“The Institute, looking further into the future, is investigating the problems likely to be encountered in supersonic flight.”
“The engine on the X-51, called a supersonic-combustion ramjet, or "scramjet," pulls off a couple of especially tricky tasks.”
“Now this fighter does milder duty as a kind of supersonic joyride for the superrich.”
“I had to tiptoe past him because those blind guys ... they've got some kind of supersonic hearing or something.”
“One car where you * could* actually let the "supersonic" blue slide: P posted 4 months ago by Andrew I (guest) * Congrats!”
“There's a fair amount of voice on it, and you can hear Denio hit one of her "supersonic" stratospheres on "The Shop of Wild Dreams.”
“Cochran, sometimes called the "Speed Queen," held a slew of aviation records and became the first woman to go "supersonic" with Chuck Yeager flying her chase plane.”
“One car where you * could* actually let the "supersonic" blue slide: P posted 2 weeks ago by Andrew I (guest) * Congrats!”
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Words heard in various REM songs that I enjoy and that I think are indicative of the band. Not too literally, of course.
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