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Noun: sound  sawnd
  1. The particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
  2. The subjective sensation of hearing something
    "he strained to hear the faint sounds";
    - auditory sensation
  3. Mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
    "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
  4. The sudden occurrence of an audible event
    "the sound awakened them"
  5. The audible part of a transmitted signal
    "they always raise the sound for commercials";
    - audio
  6. (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    - phone, speech sound
  7. A narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
    - strait
  8. A large ocean inlet or deep bay
    "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
Verb: sound  sawnd
  1. Appear in a certain way
    "This sounds interesting"
  2. Make a certain noise or sound
    "She sounded 'Mmmmm'";
    - go
  3. Give off a certain sound or sounds
    "This record sounds scratchy"
  4. Announce by means of a sound
    "sound the alarm"
  5. Utter with vibrating vocal chords
    - voice, vocalize, vocalise [Brit]
  6. Cause to sound
    "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
  7. Measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
    - fathom
Adjective: sound (sounder,soundest)  sawnd
  1. Financially secure and safe
    "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
  2. In good condition; free from defect, damage or decay
    "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
  3. Exercising or showing good judgment
    "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision";
    - healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed
  4. In excellent physical condition
    "a sound mind in a sound body";
    - good
  5. Logically valid
    "a sound argument";
    - reasoned, well-grounded
  6. Having legal efficacy or force
    "a sound title to the property";
    - legal, effectual
  7. Vigorous or severe
    "a sound thrashing"
  8. Free from moral defect
    "a man of sound character"
  9. (of sleep) deep and complete
    "a sound sleeper";
    - heavy, profound, wakeless
  10. Complete; thorough
    "politicians have no sound grasp of technology issues"; "he has a sound understanding of the law"

Derived forms: sounding, sounds, sounded, soundest, sounder

See also: complete, deep, dependable, fit, good, healthy, reasonable, righteous, safe, secure, sensible, solid, sound off, stable, strong, substantial, unbroken, undamaged, uninjured, valid, wholesome

Type of: aesthesis, announce, appear, articulate, auditory communication, body of water, cause to be perceived, channel, denote, enounce, enunciate, esthesis [US], happening, language unit, linguistic unit, look, measure, mechanical phenomenon, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, pronounce, quantify, quantitate, say, seem, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression, sound out, sound property, water

Antonym: quiet, unsound

Part of: telecasting, television, TV, utterance, video, vocalization

Encyclopedia: Sound, Lerwick