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Producing or characterized by rich or full sound, as implied by SONORITY or soniferous. Similar, but archaic, terms include: sonorific, sonoriferous, sonification, sonance, sonation.
The adjustment of the FREQUENCY of strings or pipes of musical instruments to conform to a given SCALE, or the adjustment of other instruments to such a tuned instrument.
Although often employed interchangeably with ACOUSTICS, the term might better be restricted to the technology dealing with the practical applications of SOUND, as distinct from the pure science of acoustics. (It will be noted, however, that the contemporary acoustical engineer or acoustician is often mostly involved with the practical applications of sound.)
Reverberation is a result of multiple REFLECTIONs. A SOUND WAVE in an enclosed or semi-enclosed environment will be broken up as it is bounced back and forth among the reflecting surfaces. Reverberation is, in effect, a multiplicity of ECHOes whose speed of repetition is too quick for them to be perceived as separate from one another. W.C. Sabine established the official period of reverberation as the time required by a sound in a space to decrease to one-millionth of its original strength.