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SONIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sonic mean? 

SONIC (adjective)
  The adjective SONIC has 2 senses:

1. (of speed) having or caused by speed approximately equal to that of sound in air at sea level
2. relating to audible sound

  Familiarity information: SONIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SONIC (adjective)


Sense 1sonic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of speed) having or caused by speed approximately equal to that of sound in air at sea level

Synonyms:

sonic; transonic

Context example:

a sonic boom

Antonym:

subsonic ((of speed) less than that of sound in a designated medium)

supersonic ((of speed) greater than the speed of sound in a given medium (especially air))


Sense 2sonic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to audible sound

Context example:

a sonic wave

Similar:

audible; hearable (heard or perceptible by the ear)


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