atmospherics atmospherics  /ˌæt məs ˈfɛ rɪks/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Meanwhile, the synth-rock ballad Number 1 has enough instantly memorable atmospherics to make its title prophetic.
  2. The stalemate goes far beyond the atmospherics of Tuesday's New York City meeting.
  3. There was no mistaking the sharp contrast in atmospherics in comparison to the mutual disdain that Presidents Bush and Jacques Chirac reserved for one another.

News

  1. For Samantha Power, Support for Israel Is Deeply Personal — and Proven

    Samantha Power is quick to point out her son’s Jewish heritage. But the U.N. envoy pick doesn’t rely on atmospherics alone to win over skeptical supporters of Israel. Click here for the rest of the article...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Forward

  2. Atmospherics favored National, Dirty Projectors at the Mann

    The teeming rain did two things to Friday's double bill of the National and Dirty Projectors at the Mann Center in Fairmount Park. The insistent downpour created a gorgeous, misty backdrop for two bands heavily reliant on atmospherics to drive their respective mood-swinging sounds. Still, the claustrophobic storm made both sets seem like they'd never end, particularly that of the National, whose ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Quotes

  1. In a later review, Rayns called the film, about a Hong Kong playboy, "a tour de force of nonlinear narrative, atmospherics, poetic rhythms and visual writing."
    on Aug 16, 2007 By: Tony Rayns Source: Washington Post

  2. "It's varied in scope and drenched in a rich tapestry of atmospherics," Taupin said.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Bernie Taupin Source: Ventura County Star

  3. "One of the most remarkable things about yesterday was not just the fact of the (power-sharing) institutions being up and running, but also what you might call the atmospherics, which were really good as an augury for the future," Blair said.
    on May 9, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: Washington Post

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