from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A longitudinal pressure wave of audible or inaudible sound.
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- n. the longitudinal wave of pressure that is transmitted through any plastic material; audible sound.
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- n. (acoustics) a wave that transmits sound
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Schädelbauer's cry rang out above the din and everyone in the tank was struck by the sound wave like a hammer-blow.