Meaning of sonification in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɒnɪfɪˈkeɪʃn/


  • The use of non-speech sound to convey quantifiable information or represent data, typically as the output from an electronic device; the conversion of data into sound for this purpose.

    A Geiger counter is an example of a device which uses sonification, producing audible clicks each time an ionizing particle is detected.


1990s. From classical Latin sonus sound + -i- + -fication.