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Definitions from WordNet

Adjective sonic has 2 senses
  1. sonic, transonic - (of speed) having or caused by speed approximately equal to that of sound in air at sea level; "a sonic boom"
    Antonyms: subsonic, supersonic
  2. sonic - relating to audible sound; "a sonic wave"
    inaudible, unhearable (indirect, via audible)

Definitions from the Web



Sonic refers to or relates to sound, particularly sound waves or vibrations that are audible to the human ear. It can also refer to extremely high speeds, usually associated with supersonic velocities.

Parts of Speech:

  • Adjective: The word "sonic" can be used to describe things that relate to or produce sound.
  • Noun: As a noun, "sonic" can refer to a device or brand related to sound or to the airspeed indicator in an aircraft.

Senses and Usages:

Sense 1: Relating to Sound

Adjective Usage: The sonic boom resulting from the supersonic fighter jet echoed throughout the valley.

Noun Usage: The musician used various sonics to create a unique combination of sounds in her composition.

Sense 2: Extremely fast or Speed of Sound

Adjective Usage: The car manufacturer claims that their latest model can reach sonic speeds of over 700 mph.

Noun Usage: The pilot carefully monitored the sonic on the airspeed indicator as he accelerated the aircraft.

Sample Sentences:


  • The concert featured a sonic performance by the live band.
  • I could hear the sonic waves created by the crashing waves on the shore.


  • He adjusted the sonic on the airspeed indicator as the aircraft ascended.
  • I bought the latest Sonic device from the electronics store.

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