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Sound Vocab

All sound vocab

TermDefinition
Echo A reflected sound wave
Elasticity the ability of an object or material to resume its normal shape after being stretched or compressed
Density the degree of compactness of a substance.
loudness describes what you hear
intensity amount of energy a sound wave carries per second
decibel a degree of loudness, or is a unit used to measure how powerful or loud a sound
Pitch the quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; the degree of highness or lowness of a tone.
Ultrasound sound or other vibrations having an ultrasonic frequency, particularly as used in medical imaging.
infrasound sound waves with frequencies below the lower limit of human audibility.
larnyx the voice box of humans and other mammals
doppler effect the change in frequency of a wave as it source moves in relation to an observer
what causes doppler effect when a sound source moves, the frequencyof the waves changes because the motion of the source, adds to the motion of the waves.
what causes the sonic boom when an object goes faster than the speed of sound
fundamental tone lowest frequency in an object
overtone an objects higher natural fequencies
acoustics how sounds interact with each other ad the environment
reverberation echoes of sound after producing sound waves
ear canal part of air that collects sound waves
ear drum small membrane that vibrates to allow you to hear sound
cochlea fluid filled cavity shaped like a snail shell
echolocation the use of reflected sound waves to determine distance or locate objects
sonar use of reflected sound waves to determine distance or locate objects
sonogam uses reflected ultrasound waves o create pictures
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