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
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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
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