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Definitions of sound:

  • noun:   the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    Example: "The sound of rain on the roof"
  • noun:   the subjective sensation of hearing something
    Example: "He strained to hear the faint sounds"
  • noun:   the sudden occurrence of an audible event
    Example: "The sound awakened them"
  • noun:   a large ocean inlet or deep bay
    Example: "The main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
  • noun:   mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
    Example: "Falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
  • noun:   the audible part of a transmitted signal
  • noun:   a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
  • noun:   (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
  • verb:   appear in a certain way
    Example: "This sounds interesting"
  • verb:   give off a certain sound or sounds
    Example: "This record sounds scratchy"
  • verb:   make a certain noise or sound
  • verb:   cause to sound
    Example: "Sound the bell"
  • verb:   announce by means of a sound
    Example: "Sound the alarm"
  • verb:   measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
  • verb:   utter with vibrating vocal chords
  • adjective:   free from moral defect
    Example: "A man of sound character"
  • adjective:   financially secure and safe
    Example: "Sound investments"
  • adjective:   in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay
    Example: "A sound timber"
  • adjective:   thorough
    Example: "A sound thrashing"
  • adjective:   having legal efficacy or force
    Example: "A sound title to the property"
  • adjective:   reflects weight of sound argument or evidence
    Example: "A sound argument"
  • adjective:   in excellent physical condition
    Example: "A sound mind in a sound body"
  • adjective:   (of sleep) deep and complete
    Example: "A sound sleeper"
  • adjective:   exercising or showing good judgment
    Example: "A sound approach to the problem"
  • adverb:   deeply or completely
    Example: "Slept soundly through the storm"


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