sound wave

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sound wave (acoustics) a wave that transmits sound
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Usage

In literature:

The first part passed quietly away, but about midnight Archy was awoke by the sound of the crashing of ice, and a loud dashing of waves.
"Archibald Hughson" by W.H.G. Kingston
The failing waves made no sound upon the shore.
"The Return Of The Soul" by Robert S. Hichens
Silence reigned; and in that silence could be heard the steeple clock ticking on the mantel and the sound of waves lapping under the house.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
The only sounds were wind and the lapping of waves against the shore.
"A Matter of Importance" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
When the master of ceremonies stepped out, the waves of sound gradually died away.
"Fred Fenton on the Track" by Allen Chapman
But he did not bother his head about the fog, for he knew the sound which the waves made upon every portion of the shore.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
There was no sound except the ripple of the waves and the heavy flapping of a pelican's wing.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
When the nuptial procession entered, the suppressed murmur of many voices sounded like the rushing of distant waves.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
So that the power of a fork to radiate sound waves equals its power to absorb sound waves.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
No sound of wave or sigh of wind or howl of tempest seemed ever to have been heard here.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
It was quite possible for a ship to leave the port without being seen, or even heard, for the waves stifled any sound she might have made.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
The wind was waving the grass blades and bending them low, and not a sound came from them.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
There would come a vast sighing like a wave of sound, and a settling, a few crackings far off, and then silence.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Other sounds are the dull boom of the outside breakers, and the lighter ripple of the tidal wave washing over a strand rich in shells.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Then came Xerxes himself, in his war chariot, with trumpets sounding, and banners waving in the air.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
The ship was running smoothly, and I could distinguish this unusual sound above the soft sighing of the waves.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
Uncle Jem lay in the cool, salt twilight, listening, as he always did, to the sound of the waves.
"Judith Lynn" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
They sounded their horns, waved their hands, and shouted warnings.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
All about us the air resounded and vibrated with the mighty waves of sound.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
But the sound of the waves on the beach was awful!
"Harper's Young People, January 6, 1880" by Various
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In poetry:

In vain shall waves of incense drift
The vaulted nave around,
In vain the minster turret lift
Its brazen weights of sound.
"Our Master" by John Greenleaf Whittier
No other voice nor sound is there,
In the army of the grave;
No other challenge breaks the air,
But the rushing of Life's wave.
"Voices Of The Night : The Beleaguered City" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Never a sound was utter'd there,
Nor the roar of wind or wave !
Nought could be more deathly still,
But the silence of the grave !
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
List!—on the wave!—what can they be,
Those sounds that hither glide?
No lovers whisper tremulously
Under the ship's round side!
"Far and Near" by George MacDonald
A zone of stillness,--strange, profound,
Invisible to mortal eye,
Upon whose verge the waves of sound
In muffled murmurs break and die.
"In Silence" by John Lawson Stoddard
But my heart would still yearn for the sound of the waves
That sing as they flow by my forefathers' graves;
If manhood yet honors my cheek with a tear,
I care not who sees it,--no blush for it here!
"The Hudson" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Adam Cohen wants you to wave goodbye to the idea that he sounds like his father, Leonard Cohen.
Back then, the third wave of the Jamaica-bred genre collided with mainstream music, allowing bands such as No Doubt, Goldfinger and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones to showcase their sunny sound on movie soundtracks and the Billboard charts.
J Boog Gets His Boogie on at Sound Wave.
Reggae star J Boog brought island vibes to Mission Beach at a show on Feb 5 at Sound Wave.
But the apartment where Charlie (Shuler Hensley) lives and works, as an online tutor in English comp, is haunted, day and night, by the sound of crashing waves.
Soundings Trade Only has joined the social networking wave with the creation of a new Facebook page.
During the experiment, they created an area where the device emitted sound waves, as well a silent comparison area.
Multimedia notebooks now feature studio-quality sound enhancement by Waves MaxxAudio.
Rockin' On Sound Waves With The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
New riot shields will suffocate protesters with sound waves.
Red Rider 's trademark sound was a blend of AOR and new wave, which made them quite popular in their home country, where their albums regularly went gold.
Painful sound waves could keep wetsuit-clad terrorists away from ships.
The soothing sounds of I Am a Tidal Wave.
As an airplane approaches the speed of sound, shock waves build up, creating increase in drag, loss of lift, and loss of control.
" Sound Marks Place," begins the text as mission statement, with narrative voyages along the "Chicano Wave," and ending with "Giving Us The Brown Sound .
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In science:

From the pole of the dynamic density-density correlation function, we can identify the speed of sound wave which is exactly the same as the spin wave velocity.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
Here, in the context of excitonic superfluid, we explicitly prove that the sound speed is indeed the same as the spin wave velocity.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
They were interpreted by Fabian et al. (2003) as sound waves.
Feedback Heating with Slow Jets in Cooling Flow Clusters
Fifth, the successive merger of trains of sound waves that steepen into shocks provides a non-neutrino way to entropize some of the matter and naturally achieve r-process conditions.
Multi-Dimensional Explorations in Supernova Theory
This theory describes correctly only the low-frequency oscillations of the system, corresponding to sound waves in a uniform body.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Hydrodynamic sound waves (phonons) are predicted by the Hamiltonian (145).
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
The Hamiltonian (145) supports also spin waves together with sound waves.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
In the lower power case (a), there is no transverse instability leading to vortex ring generation and therefore, the excitations are interpreted as sound waves.
Formation of Quantum Shock Waves by Merging and Splitting Bose-Einstein Condensates
The basics of the theory excitation of sound waves by the turbulent flow were developed by Lighthill in 1952 .
Magnetic fingerprints of solar and stellar oscillations
They also find that the greatest period and damping per period of slow waves is obtained for flow speeds close to the real part of the non-adiabatic sound speed, which in the presence of flow is deduced from Equation (5) with ω substituted by ω − kx v0 .
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
We chose a geometry where the wave vector of the longitudinal sound wave and the external magnetic field are directed along the axis of symmetry of the Fermi surface.
Quantum oscillations in the high frequency magnetoacoustic response of a quasi-two-dimensional metal
This additional term is generated by a “phase stability” resonance occurring when the charge carriers velocity in the direction of the wave propagation equals the sound velocity.
Quantum oscillations in the high frequency magnetoacoustic response of a quasi-two-dimensional metal
Besides, the conduction electrons (charge carriers) affect the crystalline lattice by interaction with the self-consistent alternating electric field accompanying the sound wave as it travels in the metal.
Quantum oscillations in the high frequency magnetoacoustic response of a quasi-two-dimensional metal
When a strong external magnetic field is applied, these terms include corrections describing quantum oscillations in the elastic response of the metal to the sound wave.
Quantum oscillations in the high frequency magnetoacoustic response of a quasi-two-dimensional metal
An extra term in the oscillating correction to the velocity of sound proportional to the function ∆1 appears due to some kind of “phase stability” resonance occurring when a charge carrier moves along the magnetic field at the same velocity as the sound wave travels.
Quantum oscillations in the high frequency magnetoacoustic response of a quasi-two-dimensional metal
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