Acoustic vessels
Acoustic A*cous"tic (#; 277), a. [F. acoustique, Gr. ? relating to hearing, fr. ? to hear.] Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory. [1913 Webster]

{Acoustic duct}, the auditory duct, or external passage of the ear.

{Acoustic telegraph}, a telegraph making audible signals; a telephone.

{Acoustic vessels}, brazen tubes or vessels, shaped like a bell, used in ancient theaters to propel the voices of the actors, so as to render them audible to a great distance. [1913 Webster]


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  • Acoustic — A*cous tic (#; 277), a. [F. acoustique, Gr. ? relating to hearing, fr. ? to hear.] Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory. [1913 Webster] {Acoustic duct}, the auditory duct, or external… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acoustic duct — Acoustic A*cous tic (#; 277), a. [F. acoustique, Gr. ? relating to hearing, fr. ? to hear.] Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory. [1913 Webster] {Acoustic duct}, the auditory duct, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acoustic telegraph — Acoustic A*cous tic (#; 277), a. [F. acoustique, Gr. ? relating to hearing, fr. ? to hear.] Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory. [1913 Webster] {Acoustic duct}, the auditory duct, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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