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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of speed) greater than the speed of sound in a given medium (especially air) adj. - Having frequencies above those of audible sound.

Usage examples (32)
  • The Institute, looking further into the future, is investigating the problems likely to be encountered in supersonic flight.
  • The engine on the X-51, called a supersonic-combustion ramjet, or "scramjet," pulls off a couple of especially tricky tasks.
  • Now this fighter does milder duty as a kind of supersonic joyride for the superrich.
  • ( "I'm feeling supersonic/Give me gin and tonic.") for more
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