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acoustic having to do with sound or the science of sound, or with the sensation and organs of hearing. [3 definitions]
acoustics (used with a sing. verb) the branch of science dealing with the physics of sound. [2 definitions]
affricate a speech sound that results from a stoppage of breath followed by a release at the same point of articulation, such as the "ch" sound in "chip".
ahem a sound as of clearing the throat, used to attract notice, express doubt, or fill in a pause.
alarm clock a clock with a bell or buzzer that can be set to sound at a chosen time.
alliteration repetition of the same consonant sound in the stressed or initial syllables of words in a phrase or sentence.
alveolar of a sound, articulated with the tongue close to or touching the roof of the mouth at the roots of the teeth. [2/4 definitions]
an used before words starting with a vowel or vowel sound. [1/2 definitions]
anechoic not having or producing reverberations of sound.
apheresis the dropping or omission of a letter, sound, or the like at the beginning of a word, as in "scuse" for "excuse".
apocope the loss or omission of the final letter, syllable, or sound of a word, as in "talkin'" for "talking".
articulate to utter or pronounce a speech sound or sounds. [1/10 definitions]
articulation a movement of speech organs in the production of a sound, or a group of these movements. [2/5 definitions]
aspirate in phonetics, to pronounce (a speech sound) with an audible release or rush of air, as the "h" in "helium" or the "p" in "pickle". [3/5 definitions]
assimilate in phonetics, to modify (a sound) to make it resemble a linguistically adjacent sound. [2/8 definitions]
audio of, concerning, or employing sound. [3 definitions]
audio- sound or hearing.
audio frequency the range of frequencies of normally audible sound, or the corresponding electronic frequencies; usu. from about fifteen or twenty to 20,000 cycles per second. [1/2 definitions]
audiophile someone with a great interest in high-fidelity sound reproduction.
audiovisual having both sound and a picture, as does a film. [1/2 definitions]
AV abbreviation of "audio-visual," having both sound and a picture, as does film.