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  1. plural of atmo
  2. (sound production) Clipping of atmosphere.
    • 2009, Steve Dawkins and Ian Wynd, Video Production, Putting Theory into Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, →ISBN, unpaged:
      Wherever possible, it is best to record your sound effects in the location as they will contain the right atmos for the location.
    • 2010 June 25, Richard Ayoade (actor), Graham Linehan (writer, director), “Jen The Fredo”, IT Crowd, series 4, episode 1, FremantleMedia:
      Maurice Moss: Compiling a playlist for a role-playing game I'm hosting. Important to get the right atmos.
    • 2011, Richard J. Hand and Mary Traynor, The Radio Drama Handbook, Audio Drama in Context and Practice, Bloomsbury Publishing USA, →ISBN, page 143:
      Similarly, in radio drama there is an audio backdrop, usually called ‘atmos’ (short for atmosphere). The atmos suggests the location of the drama.
    • 2012, Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer, The Lotus War, volume 1, Macmillan, →ISBN, page 22:
      Like all its brethren, the Lotusman was encased head to foot in a brass atmos-suit, studded with fixtures and gears and spinning clockwork, shielding it from the pollution the rest of the populace breathed daily.