acousmatic

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin acousmaticus, from Ancient Greek ἀκουσματικός ‎(akousmatikós), from ἀκούω ‎(akoúō, I hear).

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acousmatic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Referring to a sound that has no visually identifiable cause.
  2. Referring to Pythagorean disciples who for years listened to his lectures from behind a curtain, unable to see him.
  3. (music) Referring to pre-recorded music that is presented in concert using loudspeakers, e.g. some types of computer music.

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