Meaning of “sound wave” in the English Dictionary

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"sound wave" in British English

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sound wavenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsaʊnd ˌweɪv/ us /ˈsaʊnd ˌweɪv/

Examples from literature

  • An airplane has sound waves in front of it and around it. 
  • Long, low sound waves are very strong and go farther than short, high waves. 
  • When a plane travels faster than the speed of sound, the sound waves all come together and make one big sound. 

(Definition of “sound wave” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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