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  • The Buzzword of the Day for 04/23/2014 is:acoustic (adjective) \uh-KOO-stik\ What does it mean? 1 : of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sounds as : a : deadening or absorbing sound b : operating by or using sound waves2 : of, relating to, or being a musical instrument whose sound is not electronically modifiedHow do you use it? Fans at the rock concert received quite a surprise when the band's lead singer played a beautiful classical piece on an acoustic guitar. Are you a word wiz? Which one of these words do you think came into English use at about the same time as "acoustic"? A. soothing B. laboratory C. antique D. vocal Check your answer on Word Central.

 

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