Acoustic vs Unplugged - What's the difference?

acoustic | unplugged |


In context|music|lang=en terms the difference between acoustic and unplugged

is that acoustic is (music) naturally producing or produced by an instrument without electrical amplification, as an acoustic guitar or acoustic piano while unplugged is (music) using acoustic instruments, especially instead of electric ones.

As adjectives the difference between acoustic and unplugged

is that acoustic is pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory while unplugged is not plugged in.

As a noun acoustic

is (medicine) a medicine or other agent to assist hearing.

As a verb unplugged is

(unplug).

acoustic

English

Alternative forms

* acoustick (obsolete)

Adjective

(-)
  • Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory.
  • (music) Naturally producing or produced by an instrument without electrical amplification, as an acoustic guitar or acoustic piano.
  • Derived terms

    * acoustically

    Derived terms

    * acoustics: the science of sound * acoustic duct: the auditory duct, or external passage of the ear. * acoustic guitar * acoustic telegraph: a telegraph making audible signals; a telephone, notably used on ships * acoustic vessels: brazen tubes or vessels, shaped like a bell, used in ancient theaters to propel the voices of the actors, so as to render them audible to a great distance.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) A medicine or other agent to assist hearing.
  • unplugged

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Not plugged in.
  • (music) Using acoustic instruments, especially instead of electric ones.
  • Without a plug or bung (of a vessel containing liquid)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (unplug)
  • English retronyms