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sound

adjective (a)

  • financially secure and safe (adj.all)
    Antonym: unsound
    Example:
    Sound investments.
    A sound economy.
    source: wordnet30
  • in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay (adj.all)
    Example:
    A sound timber.
    The wall is sound.
    A sound foundation.
    source: wordnet30
  • Whole; unbroken; unharmed; free from flaw, defect, or decay; perfect of the kind; as, sound timber; sound fruit; a sound tooth; a sound ship. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause (noun.attribute)
    Antonym: quiet, silence
    Example:
    The sound of rain on the roof.
    The beautiful sound of music.
    source: wordnet30
  • the subjective sensation of hearing something (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    He strained to hear the faint sounds.
    source: wordnet30
  • mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium (noun.phenomenon)
    Example:
    Falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them.
    source: wordnet30
  • the sudden occurrence of an audible event (noun.event)
    Example:
    The sound awakened them.
    source: wordnet30
  • the audible part of a transmitted signal (noun.communication)
    Synonym: audio
    source: wordnet30
  • (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language (noun.communication)
    Synonym: phone, speech sound
    source: wordnet30
  • a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water (noun.object)
    Synonym: strait
    source: wordnet30
  • a large ocean inlet or deep bay (noun.object)
    Example:
    The main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast.
    source: wordnet30
  • The air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed article of food. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A cuttlefish. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A narrow passage of water, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean; as, the Sound between the Baltic and the german Ocean; Long Island Sound. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Any elongated instrument or probe, usually metallic, by which cavities of the body are sounded or explored, especially the bladder for stone, or the urethra for a stricture. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The peceived object occasioned by the impulse or vibration of a material substance affecting the ear; a sensation or perception of the mind received through the ear, and produced by the impulse or vibration of the air or other medium with which the ear is in contact; the effect of an impression made on the organs of hearing by an impulse or vibration of the air caused by a collision of bodies, or by other means; noise; report; as, the sound of a drum; the sound of the human voice; a horrid sound; a charming sound; a sharp, high, or shrill sound. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • Soundly. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • exercising or showing good judgment (adj.all)
    Example:
    A sound approach to the problem.
    Sound advice.
    No sound explanation for his decision.
    source: wordnet30
  • in excellent physical condition (adj.all)
    Synonym: good
    Example:
    A sound mind in a sound body.
    source: wordnet30
  • logically valid (adj.all)
    Example:
    A sound argument.
    source: wordnet30
  • having legal efficacy or force (adj.all)
    Synonym: effectual, legal
    Example:
    A sound title to the property.
    source: wordnet30
  • free from moral defect (adj.all)
    Example:
    A man of sound character.
    source: wordnet30
  • (of sleep) deep and complete (adj.all)
    Synonym: heavy, profound, wakeless
    Example:
    A sound sleeper.
    source: wordnet30
  • thorough (adj.all)
    Example:
    A sound thrashing.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • appear in a certain way (verb.perception)
    Example:
    This sounds interesting.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a certain noise or sound (verb.perception)
    Synonym: go
    source: wordnet30
  • give off a certain sound or sounds (verb.perception)
    Example:
    This record sounds scratchy.
    source: wordnet30
  • announce by means of a sound (verb.perception)
    Example:
    Sound the alarm.
    source: wordnet30
  • utter with vibrating vocal chords (verb.communication)
    Synonym: vocalise, vocalize, voice
    Antonym: devoice
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to sound (verb.perception)
    Example:
    Sound the bell.
    Sound a certain note.
    source: wordnet30
  • measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line (verb.change)
    Synonym: fathom
    source: wordnet30
  • To measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the depth of by means of a line and plummet. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make a noise; to utter a voice; to make an impulse of the air that shall strike the organs of hearing with a perceptible effect. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To causse to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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