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Both of my books, 'Love Is a Mix Tape' and 'Talking to Girls About Duran Duran,' are about how music gets tangled up with all our other emotional memories. Since I'm an obsessive music fan, I'm always seeking out new sonic thrills.
Rob Sheffield

Meaning of "sonic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SONIC

From Latin sonus sound.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SONIC

sonic  [ˈsɒnɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SONIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sonic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SONIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sonic in the English dictionary

The definition of sonic in the dictionary is of, involving, or producing sound. Other definition of sonic is having a speed about equal to that of sound in air: 331 metres per second at 0°C.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SONIC


axonic
ækˈsɒnɪk
chronic
ˈkrɒnɪk
electronic
ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪk
hypersonic
ˌhaɪpəˈsɒnɪk
iconic
aɪˈkɒnɪk
infrasonic
ˌɪnfrəˈsɒnɪk
masonic
məˈsɒnɪk
monaxonic
ˌmɒnækˈsɒnɪk
opsonic
ɒpˈsɒnɪk
parsonic
pɑːˈsɒnɪk
polyaxonic
ˌpɒlɪəkˈsɒnɪk
quadrasonic
ˌkwɒdrəˈsɒnɪk
subsonic
sʌbˈsɒnɪk
supersonic
ˌsuːpəˈsɒnɪk
telsonic
tɛlˈsɒnɪk
thrasonic
θrəˈsɒnɪk
tonic
ˈtɒnɪk
transonic
trænˈsɒnɪk
transsonic
trænzˈsɒnɪk
ultrasonic
ˌʌltrəˈsɒnɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SONIC

songlessly
songlike
songman
songololo
songsmith
songster
songstress
songwriter
songwriting
sonhood
sonic barrier
sonic boom
sonic depth finder
sonic mine
sonically
sonicate
sonication
sonicator
sonics
soniferous

WORDS THAT END LIKE SONIC

anionic
azonic
bionic
cationic
demonic
draconic
embryonic
hyaluronic
hydronic
hydroponic
ionic
ironic
Napoleonic
optoelectronic
philharmonic
Platonic
polyphonic
symphonic
tectonic
Tiptronic

Synonyms and antonyms of sonic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sonic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SONIC

Find out the translation of sonic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sonic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sonic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

声音的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sónico
570 millions of speakers

English

sonic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ध्वनि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سونيك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

звуковой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sônico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধ্বনিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sonique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sonik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schall-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

音の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소리의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sonic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

âm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒலி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ध्वनिलहरीसंबंधीचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sonik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sonico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sonic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

звуковий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sonic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sonic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sonic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sonisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sonic
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SONIC»

The term «sonic» is very widely used and occupies the 7.009 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sonic

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10 QUOTES WITH «SONIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sonic.
1
Jim Coleman
First, I'm trying to edit down about 7 hours of material which I made prior to the Cop days and find some way to get it out. This stuff is pretty out there, mostly sonic collages and tape manipulations.
2
Ben Gibbard
We never sit down before we start making a record and talk about this new sonic palette that we are going to try to explore. We always let the record kind of reveal itself to us over time.
3
Mickey Hart
When the Grateful Dead needed a quality sound system to deliver our sonic payload, I learned electronics and speaker design.
4
Lydia Lunch
If someone says 'grunge' or 'punk,' you know what the sound is, but if you say 'No Wave,' it's kind of mysterious. That was the most interesting part and should have been the most inspirational thing about it... here's this collective sonic insanity, and none of it sounds anything alike.
5
Mika
I completely understand the responsibility I have in continuing the sonic style that I have created.
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Ann Powers
Hip-hop has survived as a sonic practice more than anything else. It's an approach to music-making based in sampling and rhyming over beats, that's proven far more versatile than its detractors thought it would.
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Joey Santiago
I'm not technical. When I listen to music, I gravitate more toward the sonic aspect of it. The technical stuff of it, I get bored with it. These long solos? OK, already. You know your scales, big deal. I know it, too, but I don't want to do that.
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Rob Sheffield
Both of my books, 'Love Is a Mix Tape' and 'Talking to Girls About Duran Duran,' are about how music gets tangled up with all our other emotional memories. Since I'm an obsessive music fan, I'm always seeking out new sonic thrills.
9
Billy West
Robin Williams understands sonic performances. He understands what it's like to change your voice up.
10
Hans Zimmer
With animated film, you have to create the sonic world; there's nothing there. You get to color things in more and you're allowed to overreach yourself a little bit more, and it's great fun.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SONIC»

Discover the use of sonic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sonic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds
Never before has the everyday soundtrack of urban space been so cacophonous.
Jean François Augoyard, Henry Torgue, 2006
2
Sonic Interventions
This volume questions these assumptions by examining how sound differs from, and acts in relationship to, the visual.
Sylvia Mieszkowski, Joy Smith, Marijke de Valck, 2007
3
In the Blink of an Ear: Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art
This title traces the interactions and mutual influences of art and music over the past 60 years.
Seth Kim-Cohen, 2009
4
On Sonic Art
First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Trevor Wishart, Simon Emmerson, 1996
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Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick ...
Sonic Alchemy is nothing short of the secret history of the music producer.
David N. Howard, 2004
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The Sonic Self: Musical Subjectivity and Signification
Using Classical violin music as her principal laboratory, the author examines how a performance incorporates distinctive features not only of the work but of the performer as well--and how the listener goes about interpreting not only the ...
Naomi Cumming, 2000
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The Fundamentals of Sonic Art and Sound Design
'The Fundamentals of Sonic Arts & Sound Design' introduces, describes and begins the process of defining this new subject and to provide a starting point for anyone who has an interest in the creative uses of sound.
Tony Gibbs, 2007
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Sonic: visuals for music
Sonic features over 1,000 examples of today's most striking record covers and concert posters from around the world. The book focuses on contemporary work for underground, independent, pop, alternative rock and electronica artists.
Robert Klanten, Hendrik Hellige, Tom Hulan, 2004
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Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques, ...
This innovative book questions the assumptions that reason resides only in a disembodied mind, that communication is an exchange of information, and that meaning is only ever representation.
Julian Henriques, 2011
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Sonic Persuasion: Reading Sound in the Recorded Age
Sonic Persuasion: Reading Sound in the Recorded Age critically analyzes a range of sounds on vocal and musical recordings, on the radio, in film, and in cartoons to show how sounds are used to persuade in subtle ways.
Greg Goodale, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SONIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sonic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sonic Spinball crash - Alton Towers bosses insist: 'Our park is safe'
The Staffordshire attraction responded to concerns after a customer on the Sonic Spinball ride reportedly suffered a head injury when two carriages collided on ... «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
2
Sega announces another Sonic Boom game, Fire & Ice
Sonic Boom didn't do too well on 3DS and Wii U. They were two of the worst performing Sonic games in history, and were rated very poorly across both ... «Destructoid, Jun 15»
3
Sugar rush: Fast-food giant Sonic to add candy pieces to their sodas …
Last summer, Sonic Drive-In launched a line-up of Slush drinks with Nerds candy mixed in. They were so popular the chain says some people ask to get the ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
4
Kim Gordon Describes Sonic Youth's Depressing Final Show
Kim Gordon's memoir Girl in a Band comes out today, and New York magazine has published an excerpt from the book, detailing Sonic Youth's final show from ... «Gothamist, Feb 15»
5
Ex-Sonic Robert Swift held on warrant after attempted burglary
The Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman, Shari Ireton, tells KIRO the 29-year-old former Sonic was arrested on a warrant from an earlier gun charge and ... «The Seattle Times, Jan 15»
6
Kevin Durant adds endorsement deal
On Thursday, Durant -- who has more endorsement deals than any other NBA player -- signed on with fast-food drive-in chain Sonic to be its first athlete ... «ESPN, Nov 14»
7
5 Ways the Los Angeles Episode of Sonic Highways Kinda Blew It
We've been big fans so far of Sonic Highways, the HBO series in which Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters visit different cities around America seeking inspiration ... «LA Weekly, Nov 14»
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Sonic Highways
Despite the high concept, this isn't exactly a major overhaul for the Foos: The eight songs on Sonic Highways have the same monster guitar crunch, pummeling ... «RollingStone.com, Nov 14»
9
Album Review: Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
The story of Sonic Highways is both admirable and flawed in its conception. Foo Fighters, now nearing 20 years into their career as a rock band, decide to push ... «Consequence of Sound, Nov 14»
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Foo Fighters Rock Chicago in 'Sonic Highways' Premiere
The Foo Fighters' much-anticipated HBO musical travelogue Sonic Highways premiered Friday night with Dave Grohl and company visiting Chicago to pen a ... «RollingStone.com, Oct 14»

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