acoustic

acoustic (adj.) c.1600, from Fr. acoustique, from Gk. akoustikos "pertaining to hearing," from akoustos "heard, audible," verbal adjective from akouein "to hear," probably from copulative prefix a- + koein "to mark, perceive, hear," from PIE *kous- "to hear," perhaps from root * (s)keu- "to notice, observe" (see CAVEAT (Cf. caveat)). Acoustic guitar (as opposed to electric) attested by 1958. Related: Acoustical; acoustically.

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