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sound - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sound

Definition
(noun) the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
Example Sentence
  • the sound of rain on the roof
  • the beautiful sound of music

Definition
(noun) the subjective sensation of hearing something
Synonyms : auditory sensation
Example Sentence
  • he strained to hear the faint sounds

Definition
(noun) mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
Example Sentence
  • falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them

Definition
(noun) the sudden occurrence of an audible event
Example Sentence
  • the sound awakened them

Definition
(noun) the audible part of a transmitted signal
Synonyms : audio
Example Sentence
  • they always raise the audio for commercials

Definition
(noun) (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
Synonyms : phone , speech sound

Definition
(noun) a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
Synonyms : strait

Definition
(noun) a large ocean inlet or deep bay
Example Sentence
  • the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast

Definition
(verb) appear in a certain way
Example Sentence
  • This sounds interesting

Definition
(verb) make a certain noise or sound
Synonyms : go
Example Sentence
  • She went `Mmmmm'
  • The gun went `bang'

Definition
(verb) give off a certain sound or sounds
Example Sentence
  • This record sounds scratchy

Definition
(verb) announce by means of a sound
Example Sentence
  • sound the alarm

Definition
(verb) utter with vibrating vocal chords
Synonyms : vocalise , vocalize , voice

Definition
(verb) cause to sound
Example Sentence
  • sound the bell
  • sound a certain note

Definition
(verb) measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
Synonyms : fathom

Definition
(adj) financially secure and safe
Example Sentence
  • sound investments
  • a sound economy

Definition
(adj) exercising or showing good judgment
Example Sentence
  • healthy scepticism
  • a healthy fear of rattlesnakes
  • the healthy attitude of French laws
  • healthy relations between labor and management
  • an intelligent solution
  • a sound approach to the problem
  • sound advice
  • no sound explanation for his decision

Definition
(adj) in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay
Example Sentence
  • a sound timber
  • the wall is sound
  • a sound foundation

Definition
(adj) in excellent physical condition
Synonyms : good
Example Sentence
  • good teeth
  • I still have one good leg
  • a sound mind in a sound body

Definition
(adj) logically valid
Synonyms : reasoned , well-grounded
Example Sentence
  • a sound argument

Definition
(adj) having legal efficacy or force
Synonyms : effectual , legal
Example Sentence
  • a sound title to the property

Definition
(adj) free from moral defect
Example Sentence
  • a man of sound character

Definition
(adj) (of sleep) deep and complete
Synonyms : heavy , profound , wakeless
Example Sentence
  • a heavy sleep
  • fell into a profound sleep
  • a sound sleeper
  • deep wakeless sleep

Definition
(adj) thorough
Example Sentence
  • a sound thrashing

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sound

when some are rich(good condition) we say sound party
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