Definition of Sonic

1. Adjective. (of speed) having or caused by speed approximately equal to that of sound in air at sea level. "A sonic boom"

Exact synonyms: Transonic
Antonyms: Subsonic, Supersonic



2. Adjective. Relating to audible sound. "A sonic wave"
Similar to: Audible, Hearable

Definition of Sonic

1. Adjective. of or relating to sound ¹

2. Adjective. having a speed approaching that of the speed of sound in air ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sonic

1. pertaining to sound [adj]

Medical Definition of Sonic

1. Of, pertaining to, or determined by sound; e.g., sonic vibration. Origin: L. Sonus, sound (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sonic

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Literary usage of Sonic

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1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1994)
"A high-frequency sonic profiler (Figure 9-3) can rapidly measure ... If cost is not a factor, the sonic profiling method is by far the best way of obtaining ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1908)
"At the same time sonic attempt may be made to distinguish the scattered elements of truth which may still be found in this vast fabric of falsehood—truths ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"A CORRESPONDENT of the Charleston Courier, writing from Richmond on the third of January, says : "sonic large shoe manufacturers from the South have just ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1810)
"... d.ragging along the field (*hich was of ba.rley) for sonic seconds, it brought them to anchor in a INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE . ..."

5. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1903)
"The frontier line, which, after the victories of Louis Napoleon and Victor Emmanuel, had to be drawn anew between United Italy and Austria, left Trent sonic ..."

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