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  1. microphonea tiny, fluid-filled bone structure in the inner ear that contains the essential organs of hearing

          

  2. subsonicmotion that is slower than the speed of sound in air

          

  3. cochleathe dimensionless unit of a logarithmic scale for expressing the relative intensity of sounds

          

  4. frequency spectruma series of musical notes arranged from low to high in a special pattern

          

  5. acousticsthe science and technology oh how sound behaves

          

  6. shock wavethe compressed wave fronts that form in front of a supersonic object; the wavefronts form a boundary between sound and silence

          

  7. pressurea method of sound reproduction involving multiple speakers to approximate the spatial distribution of the original sound

          

  8. octavea frequency difference that is double or half the starting frequency

          

  9. supersonicmotion that is slower than the speed of sound in air

          

  10. Fourier's theoremstates that nearly every wave can be expressed by superimposing single frequency waves

          

  11. musical scalea series of musical notes arranged from low to high in a special pattern

          

  12. rhythmthe organization of a sound into regular time patterns

          

  13. Doppler effectmotion that is faster than the speed of sound in air

          

  14. sonograma graphic representation of sound showing frequency, time, and intensity

          

  15. dissonancea harmonious or agreeable combination of frequencies heard when sounds are played simultaneiously

          

  16. consonancea harmonious or agreeable combination of frequencies heard when sounds are played simultaneiously

          

  17. reverberationmultiple reflections of sound building up and blending together

          

  18. stereoa device that converts electrical signals into sound; used to reproduce sound accurately

          

  19. beatsa frequency in a musical scale; a sound with a certain duration and pitch; it is based on a single fundamental frequency and may include harmonies and other related frequencies

          

  20. decibela tiny, fluid-filled bone structure in the inner ear that contains the essential organs of hearing

          

  21. speakera device that converts electrical signals into sound; used to reproduce sound accurately

          

  22. pitchthe property of a sound determined by the frequency of the waves producing it; the highness or lowness of a sound

          

  23. notea frequency in a musical scale; a sound with a certain duration and pitch; it is based on a single fundamental frequency and may include harmonies and other related frequencies