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Hello. If I want to say my project has great graphics, I say it is visually stunning.

Now, what would I say, following a similar format to that, if my project had great "audio/sounds/"?


Technically probably "aurally", perhaps "audibly" would be better — or just "stunning audio".

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    Aurally seems right to me here, not audibly. Aurally stunning means its aural aspects are stunning; audibly stunning would mean you can hear that it’s stunning. – PLL May 19 '11 at 2:52
  • Aurally is correct but how many people would know? And how many would jst snigger? – mgb May 19 '11 at 4:00
  • +1: I was also going to say "aurally". – hippietrail May 19 '11 at 12:23
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    Aurally may actually be correct, but quite apart from the unavoidable connotations with invisible emanations, there's also confusion with orally in speech. – FumbleFingers May 19 '11 at 18:38
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    That's why "audibly better" (is that Dolby's logo?) might be better even if not specifically correct – mgb May 19 '11 at 18:42

If it is visibly stunning, then it should

Aurally stunning

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  • Snerk. I assume it's a typo, but "visibly stunning" (can be seen to be stunning) would be matched by "audibly stunning" (can be heard to be stunning). – user1579 May 19 '11 at 17:45
  • Idiot: As Rhodri points out, OP asked for a word corresponding to visually, not visibly. – FumbleFingers May 19 '11 at 18:35

"Auditorily" seems to fit well.

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  • Nice one! Incredibly rare word, so much so that Webster thinks its often just a mis-spelling of auditorly (for 'like an auditor', would you believe!) – FumbleFingers May 19 '11 at 18:32

I would say "acoustically", since Merriam-Webster defines acoustic as " relating to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sounds".

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