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sound barrier

noun as in physical boundary to supersonic

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Example Sentences

At the time, nobody knew if challenging the sound barrier meant that the sound barrier would slap back, ripping to pieces any plane that tried to defy it.

From Time

The pilot is Chuck Yeager, once again cracking the sound barrier, 50 years to the minute after he became the first man to do so.

This excursion, his ninth powered flight in the plane, would mark the moment that wrote the test pilot into the history books as the first person to break the sound barrier.

When the recently late daredevil Chuck Yeager became the first human to break the sound barrier in 1947, observers knew it from the thunderous boom that rang out over the Mojave Desert, marking the feat.

From Fortune

It was called, rather dramatically, breaking the sound barrier.

Pawel Szaniawski talks to the extreme athlete about the stunt, its purpose, and what it will feel like to break the sound barrier.

You have heard the sound barrier, of a plane breaking the sound barrier, bang, bang?

Again, I am going to refer to it as like a plane going through a sound barrier; bang, bang.

Even in this era of sophisticated flight there have been those who said the sound barrier would never be broken.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sound barrier, such as: sonic barrier, sonic wall, and transonic barrier.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.