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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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atmosphericsat‧mo‧spher‧ics /ˌætməsˈferɪks/ noun [plural]  1 features or qualities in something, especially a piece of music or a book, that give you a particular feeling2 TCBcontinuous crackling noises that sometimes interrupt radio broadcasts
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atmosphericsThe employees are the real test of whether an involvement program is substantive and effective or mere hyperbole and atmospherics.So far, at least the atmospherics are positive.Her gorgeously drowsy voice is perfectly matched to shimmering, twilight atmospherics.All he could get was atmospherics, a gushing sound like running water.
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