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sound 1

 (sound)
n.
1.
a. Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing.
b. Transmitted vibrations of any frequency.
c. The sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such vibrations in the air or other medium.
d. Such sensations considered as a group.
2. A distinctive noise: a hollow sound.
3. The distance over which something can be heard: within sound of my voice.
4. Linguistics
a. An articulation made by the vocal apparatus: a vowel sound.
b. The distinctive character of such an articulation: The words bear and bare have the same sound.
5. A mental impression; an implication: didn't like the sound of the invitation.
6. Auditory material that is recorded, as for a movie.
7. Meaningless noise.
8. Music A distinctive style, as of an orchestra or singer.
9. Archaic Rumor; report.
v. sound·ed, sound·ing, sounds
v.intr.
1.
a. To make or give forth a sound: The siren sounded.
b. To be given forth as a sound: The fanfare sounded.
2. To present a particular impression: That argument sounds reasonable.
v.tr.
1. To cause to give forth or produce a sound: sounded the gong.
2. To summon, announce, or signal by a sound: sound a warning.
3. Linguistics To articulate; pronounce: sound a vowel.
4. To make known; celebrate: "Nations unborn your mighty names shall sound" (Alexander Pope).
5. To examine (a body organ or part) by causing to emit sound; auscultate.
Phrasal Verb:
sound off
1. To express one's views vigorously: was always sounding off about higher taxes.
2. To count cadence when marching in military formation.

[Middle English soun, from Old French son, from Latin sonus; see swen- in Indo-European roots.]

sound 2

 (sound)
adj. sound·er, sound·est
1. Free from defect, decay, or damage; in good condition: Is the bridge sound?
2. Free from disease or injury. See Synonyms at healthy.
3.
a. Marked by or showing common sense and good judgment; levelheaded: a sound approach to the problem.
b. Based on valid reasoning; having no logical flaws: a sound conclusion; sound reasoning. See Synonyms at valid.
c. Logic Of or relating to an argument in which all the premises are true and the conclusion follows from the premises.
4.
a. Secure or stable: a partnership that started on a sound footing.
b. Financially secure or safe: a sound economy.
5. Thorough; complete: gave their rivals a sound thrashing.
6. Deep and unbroken; undisturbed: a sound sleep.
7. Compatible with an accepted point of view; orthodox: sound doctrine.
adv.
Thoroughly; deeply: sound asleep.

[Middle English, from Old English gesund.]

sound′ly adv.
sound′ness n.

sound 3

 (sound)
n.
1. Abbr. Sd.
a. A long, relatively wide body of water, larger than a strait or a channel, connecting larger bodies of water.
b. A long, wide ocean inlet.
2. Archaic The swim bladder of a fish.

[Middle English, from Old English sund, swimming, sea.]

sound 4

 (sound)
v. sound·ed, sound·ing, sounds
v.tr.
1. To measure the depth of (water), especially by means of a weighted line; fathom.
2. To try to learn the attitudes or opinions of: sounded out her feelings.
3. To probe (a body cavity) with a sound.
v.intr.
1. To measure depth.
2. To dive swiftly downward. Used of a marine mammal or a fish.
3. To look into a possibility; investigate.
n.
An instrument used to examine or explore body cavities, as for foreign bodies or other abnormalities, or to dilate strictures in them.

[Middle English sounden, from Old French sonder, from sonde, sounding line, probably of Germanic origin.]

sound′a·ble adj.

sound

(saʊnd)
n
1. (General Physics)
a. a periodic disturbance in the pressure or density of a fluid or in the elastic strain of a solid, produced by a vibrating object. It has a velocity in air at sea level at 0°C of 331 metres per second (741 miles per hour) and travels as longitudinal waves
b. (as modifier): a sound wave.
2. (Broadcasting) (modifier) of or relating to radio as distinguished from television: sound broadcasting; sound radio.
3. (Physiology) the sensation produced by such a periodic disturbance in the organs of hearing
4. anything that can be heard
5. a particular instance, quality, or type of sound: the sound of running water.
6. volume or quality of sound: a radio with poor sound.
7. the area or distance over which something can be heard: to be born within the sound of Big Ben.
8. the impression or implication of something: I don't like the sound of that.
9. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics the auditory effect produced by a specific articulation or set of related articulations
10. (Jazz) (often plural) slang music, esp rock, jazz, or pop
vb
11. to cause (something, such as an instrument) to make a sound or (of an instrument, etc) to emit a sound
12. to announce or be announced by a sound: to sound the alarm.
13. (intr) (of a sound) to be heard
14. (intr) to resonate with a certain quality or intensity: to sound loud.
15. (copula) to give the impression of being as specified when read, heard, etc: to sound reasonable.
16. (tr) to pronounce distinctly or audibly: to sound one's consonants.
17. (Law) law (usually foll by: in) to have the essential quality or nature (of): an action sounding in damages.
[C13: from Old French soner to make a sound, from Latin sonāre, from sonus a sound]
ˈsoundable adj

sound

(saʊnd)
adj
1. free from damage, injury, decay, etc
2. firm; solid; substantial: a sound basis.
3. (Banking & Finance) financially safe or stable: a sound investment.
4. showing good judgment or reasoning; sensible; wise: sound advice.
5. valid, logical, or justifiable: a sound argument.
6. holding approved beliefs; ethically correct; upright; honest
7. (of sleep) deep; peaceful; unbroken
8. thorough; complete: a sound examination.
9. informal Brit excellent
10. (Law) law (of a title, etc) free from defect; legally valid
11. constituting a valid and justifiable application of correct principles; orthodox: sound theology.
12. (Logic) logic
a. (of a deductive argument) valid
b. (of an inductive argument) according with whatever principles ensure the high probability of the truth of the conclusion given the truth of the premises
c. another word for consistent5b
adv
soundly; deeply: now archaic except when applied to sleep
[Old English sund; related to Old Saxon gisund, Old High German gisunt]
ˈsoundly adv
ˈsoundness n

sound

(saʊnd)
vb
1. (Navigation) to measure the depth of (a well, the sea, etc) by lowering a plumb line, by sonar, etc
2. to seek to discover (someone's views, etc), as by questioning
3. (Zoology) (intr) (of a whale, etc) to dive downwards swiftly and deeply
4. (Medicine) med
a. to probe or explore (a bodily cavity or passage) by means of a sound
b. to examine (a patient) by means of percussion and auscultation
n
(Surgery) med an instrument for insertion into a bodily cavity or passage to dilate strictures, dislodge foreign material, etc
[C14: from Old French sonder, from sonde sounding line, probably of Germanic origin; related to Old English sundgyrd sounding pole, Old Norse sund strait, sound4; see swim]

sound

(saʊnd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a relatively narrow channel between two larger areas of sea or between an island and the mainland
2. (Physical Geography) an inlet or deep bay of the sea
3. (Zoology) the air bladder of a fish
[Old English sund swimming, narrow sea; related to Middle Low German sunt strait; see sound3]

Sound

(saʊnd)
n
(Placename) the Sound a strait between SW Sweden and Zealand (Denmark), linking the Kattegat with the Baltic: busy shipping lane; spanned by a bridge in 2000. Length of the strait: 113 km (70 miles). Narrowest point: 5 km (3 miles). Danish name: Øresund Swedish name: Öresund

sound1

(saʊnd)

n.
1. the sensation produced by stimulation of the organs of hearing by vibrations transmitted through the air or other medium.
2. mechanical vibrations transmitted through an elastic medium, traveling in air at a speed of approximately 1087 ft. (331 m) per second at sea level and at other speeds in other media.
3. the particular auditory effect produced by a given source: the sound of fire engines.
4. a noise, vocal utterance, musical tone, or the like: the sounds from the next room.
5. a distinctive, characteristic, or recognizable musical style: the Motown sound.
6.
b. the audible result of an articulation, utterance, or part of an utterance: the th-sound in there.
7. the auditory effect of sound waves as transmitted or recorded by a particular system of sound reproduction.
8. the quality of an event, letter, etc., as it affects a person: I don't like the sound of that report.
9. the distance within which something can be heard.
10. meaningless noise: all sound and fury.
11. Archaic. a report or rumor.
v.i.
12. to make or emit a sound.
13. to give forth a signal, as a call or summons.
14. to convey a certain impression when heard or read: His voice sounded strange.
15. to give a specific sound: to sound loud.
16. to appear; seem: The report sounds true.
v.t.
17. to cause to sound: Sound the alarm.
18. to give forth (a sound): The oboe sounded an A.
19. to announce or order by a sound: The bugle sounded retreat.
20. to utter audibly; pronounce: to sound each letter.
21. to examine by percussion or auscultation: to sound a patient's chest.
22. sound off, Informal.
a. to call out one's name, as at military roll call.
b. to call out the cadence as one marches in formation.
c. to speak frankly or indiscreetly.
d. to exaggerate; boast.
[1250–1300; (n.) Middle English soun < Anglo-French (Old French son) < Latin sonus; (v.) Middle English sounen < Old French suner < Latin sonāre, derivative of sonus]
sound′a•ble, adj.

sound2

(saʊnd)

adj. -er, -est,
adv. adj.
1. free from injury, damage, defect, disease, etc.; in good condition; healthy; robust: a sound body.
2. financially strong, secure, or reliable: a sound investment.
3. competent, sensible, or valid: sound judgment.
4. of substantial or enduring character: sound moral values.
5. having a logical basis: sound reasoning.
6. uninterrupted and untroubled; deep: sound sleep.
7. vigorous, thorough, or severe: a sound thrashing.
8. upright; honorable.
9. having no legal defect: a sound title to the property.
adv.
10. deeply; thoroughly: sound asleep.
[1150–1200; Middle English sund, Old English gesund (see y-); c. Dutch gezond, German gesund]
sound′ly, adv.
sound′ness, n.

sound3

(saʊnd)

v.t.
1. to measure or try the depth of (water, a deep hole, etc.) by letting down a lead or plummet at the end of a line, or by some equivalent means.
2. to measure (depth) in such a manner, as at sea.
3. to examine or test (the bottom, as of the sea or a deep hole) with a lead that brings up adhering bits of matter.
4. to seek to ascertain: to sound a person's views.
5. to attempt to elicit the views of (a person) by indirect inquiries (often fol. by out): Sound her out about working for us.
v.i.
6. to use the lead and line or some other device for measuring depth, as at sea.
7. to go down or touch bottom, as a lead.
8. to plunge downward or dive, as a whale.
9. to seek information, esp. by indirect inquiries.
[1300–50; Middle English sounden < Old French sonder to plumb, derivative of sonde sounding line]
sound′a•ble, adj.

sound4

(saʊnd)

n.
1. a relatively narrow passage of water between larger bodies of water or between the mainland and an island: Long Island Sound.
2. an inlet, arm, or recessed portion of the sea: Puget Sound.
3. the air bladder of a fish.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English sund swimming, sea, c. Old Norse sund; akin to swim]

Sound

(saʊnd)

n.
The, English name of Øresund.

sound 1

(sound)
1. A type of wave motion that originates as the vibration of a medium (such as a person's vocal cords or a guitar string) and travels through gases, liquids, and elastic solids as variations of pressure and density. The loudness of a sound depends on the amplitude of the sound wave. The pitch depends on its frequency.
2. The sensation produced in the organs of hearing by waves of this type. See Note at ultrasound.
Did You Know? The form of energy called sound is produced when matter moves or vibrates. The vibrations are transferred to another medium, usually the air, and travel through it as sound waves. You hear a sound when its vibrations reach your eardrum, causing it to vibrate. The pitch of a sound is directly related to the frequency of the vibrations of its waves. People with excellent hearing can hear very low sounds, vibrating about 20 times per second, all the way up to high pitches with frequencies of 20,000 vibrations per second. Other animals can hear sounds at higher vibrations. Bats, for instance, can hear sounds with vibrations as high as 100,000 times a second. The loudness, or intensity, of sound is measured in decibels. For each increase of 10 decibels, the sound wave has 10 times as much energy. For example, a sound of 20 decibels is twice as loud as one of 10 decibels, but has 10 times the energy. The softest sound humans can hear, at the very threshold of hearing, has a loudness of 0 decibels. A moderate conversation has a loudness of about 60 decibels, and thunder at very close range has a loudness of about 140 decibels. Sound with intensity greater than 85 decibels can cause ear damage, and sound with intensity above 120 decibels causes pain.

sound 2

1. A long body of water, wider than a strait, that connects larger bodies of water.
2. A long, wide inlet of the ocean, often parallel to the coast. Long Island Sound, between Long Island and the coast of New England, is an example.

Sound


1. Physics. the study of sound and sound waves.
2. the qualities or characteristics of a space, as an auditorium, that deter-mine the audibility and fidelity of sounds in it. — acoustician, n. — acoustic, adj.
Obsolete, the study of the reflection of sounds. — anacamptic, adj.
likeness or approximate similarity in sound.
Rare. a rumbling sound.
Rare. a buzzing or humming sound.
1. a harshness of sound.
2. discordant noise. — cacophonic, cacophonous, adj.
a crackling sound.
Rare. the science of sounds refracted through various media.
the fixing of the position of an object by transmitting a signal and measuring the time required for it to bounce back, typically done by radar or sonar and by bats.
the measurement of the duration of and intervals between sounds. — echometer, n.
1. an agreeableness in sounds; a pleasantness to the ear; harmoniousness.
2. Phonetics. a harmoniousness in speech sounds, especially in word choices emphasizing various patterns of consonants or vowels. — euphonic, euphonical, euphonious, adj.
an instrument for measuring the relationships between sounds.
the state or quality of sounding identical, whether spelled identically or not, as bear and bare.
the state or condition of a letter, word, or symbol having the same sound as another but a different meaning, regardless of sameness or difference in spelling, as choirlquire. — homophonic, homophonous, adj.
an instrument for the visual representation of sound waves.
dullness or uniformity, similar to that experienced from a repeated sound. — monotonous, adj.
the state or condition of a word formed to imitate the sound of its intended meaning, as rustle. — onomatopoeic, onomatopoetic, onoma-topoietic, onomatopoeial, adj.
an unusually sharp quality or pitch of sound or voice.
1. the study of speech sounds, from either or both the phonetic and phonemic viewpoints.
2. the phonetic and phonemic systems of a language. See also linguistics. — phonologist, n. — phonological, adj.
an abnormal love of noise.
an abnormal f ear of noise.
the condition or quality of producing a deep or loud sound. — plangent, adj.
the study of the relationship between sounds and their perception by the listener, especially with regard to how the perception depends on the physical characteristics of the sound rather than on the mind of the listener. — psychoacoustician, n. — psychoacoustic, adj.
the state or quality of sounding hoarse or harsh. — raucous, adj.
the state or quality of a hissing sound. — sibilant, adj.
1. the producing of a shrill, grating noise by chafing a serrated part of the body against a hard part.
2. the noise so produced. — stridulator, n. — stridulant, stridulatory, adj.
1. the act or process of whispering.
2. a whispering sound or soft rustling. Also susurrus. — susurrant, susurrous, adj.
repetition of the same sound. — tautophonic, tautophonical, adj.
the science or study of ultrasonic vibrations, those belonging to a frequency above the audio range. — ultrasonic, adj.
1. the act of wailing or hooting.
2. the sound thus produced. — ululant, adj.

sound

1. 'sound'

You use sound as a verb in front of an adjective phrase when you are describing something that you hear.

The helicopter sounded worryingly close.
The piano sounds really beautiful.

You can also use sound in front of an adjective phrase to describe the impression you have of someone when they speak.

José sounded a little disappointed.
I don't know where she comes from, but she sounds foreign.

You also use sound to describe the impression you have of someone or something that you have just heard about or read about.

'They have a little house in the mountains.' – 'That sounds nice.'
The instructions sound a bit complicated.

Be Careful!
Don't use a progressive form. Don't say, for example, 'That is sounding nice'.

Be Careful!
Sound is followed by an adjective, not an adverb. Don't say 'That sounds nicely'.

2. 'sound like'

You can use sound like and a noun phrase to say that something has a similar sound to something else.

The bird's call sounds like a whistle.
Her footsteps sounded like pistol shots.

You can also use sound like and a noun phrase to say that someone is talking the way another person usually talks.

He sounded like a little boy being silly.
Stop telling me what to do – you sound just like my mother.

You can use sound like and a noun phrase to say that you think you can recognize what something is, because of its sound.

They were playing a piece that sounded like Mozart.
Someone left a message – it sounded like your husband.

You can also use sound like and a noun phrase to express an opinion about something that someone has just described to you.

That sounds like a lovely idea.
It sounds like something we should seriously consider.

sound

noise
1. used as countable nouns

A sound is something that you can hear. A noise is an unpleasant or unexpected sound. You say that machinery makes a noise. People and animals can also make noises.

A sudden noise made Bela jump.
The birds were making screeching noises.
2. used as uncountable nouns

Sound and noise can both be uncountable nouns.

Sound is the general term for what you hear as a result of vibrations travelling through the air, water, etc.

The aircraft could go faster than the speed of sound.

Be Careful!
When you use sound with this meaning, don't say 'the sound'.

Don't use expressions such as 'much' or 'a lot of' with sound. Don't say, for example, 'There was a lot of sound'. Say 'There was a lot of noise'.

Is that the wind making all that noise?
Try not to make so much noise.

sound


Past participle: sounded
Gerund: sounding

Imperative
sound
sound
Present
I sound
you sound
he/she/it sounds
we sound
you sound
they sound
Preterite
I sounded
you sounded
he/she/it sounded
we sounded
you sounded
they sounded
Present Continuous
I am sounding
you are sounding
he/she/it is sounding
we are sounding
you are sounding
they are sounding
Present Perfect
I have sounded
you have sounded
he/she/it has sounded
we have sounded
you have sounded
they have sounded
Past Continuous
I was sounding
you were sounding
he/she/it was sounding
we were sounding
you were sounding
they were sounding
Past Perfect
I had sounded
you had sounded
he/she/it had sounded
we had sounded
you had sounded
they had sounded
Future
I will sound
you will sound
he/she/it will sound
we will sound
you will sound
they will sound
Future Perfect
I will have sounded
you will have sounded
he/she/it will have sounded
we will have sounded
you will have sounded
they will have sounded
Future Continuous
I will be sounding
you will be sounding
he/she/it will be sounding
we will be sounding
you will be sounding
they will be sounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sounding
you have been sounding
he/she/it has been sounding
we have been sounding
you have been sounding
they have been sounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sounding
you will have been sounding
he/she/it will have been sounding
we will have been sounding
you will have been sounding
they will have been sounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sounding
you had been sounding
he/she/it had been sounding
we had been sounding
you had been sounding
they had been sounding
Conditional
I would sound
you would sound
he/she/it would sound
we would sound
you would sound
they would sound
Past Conditional
I would have sounded
you would have sounded
he/she/it would have sounded
we would have sounded
you would have sounded
they would have sounded

sound

The phenomenon produced by certain pressure waves reaching the ear.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sound - the particular auditory effect produced by a given causesound - the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
noisiness, racketiness - the auditory effect characterized by loud and constant noise
ring - a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
unison - (music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves; "singing in unison"
voice - the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech; "A shrill voice sounded behind us"
sound property - an attribute of sound
silence, quiet - the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
2.sound - the subjective sensation of hearing somethingsound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
euphony, music - any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds; "he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"
music - (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)
pure tone, tone - a steady sound without overtones; "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies"
dissonance, noise, racket - the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
dub - the new sounds added by dubbing
3.sound - mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
mechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects
ultrasound - very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography
4.sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
bong - a dull resonant sound as of a bell
beat - the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum"
beep, bleep - a short high tone produced as a signal or warning
bell, toll - the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells"
bombilation, bombination, buzz - sound of rapid vibration; "the buzz of a bumble bee"
click, clink, chink - a short light metallic sound
chirp - a sharp sound made by small birds or insects
chirrup, twitter - a series of chirps
chorus - any utterance produced simultaneously by a group; "a chorus of boos"
click-clack - a succession of clicks
clip-clop, clippety-clop, clop, clopping, clumping, clunking - the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
ding - a ringing sound
drip, dripping - the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop; "the constant sound of dripping irritated him"
drum - the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
footfall, footstep, step - the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch"
gargle - the sound produced while gargling
gurgle - the bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck
jangle, jingle - a metallic sound; "the jingle of coins"; "the jangle of spurs"
knock, knocking - the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing); "the knocking grew louder"
murmur, murmuration, murmuring, mussitation, mutter, muttering - a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
drum roll, paradiddle, roll - the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
pat, tap, rap - the sound made by a gentle blow
patter - a quick succession of light rapid sounds; "the patter of mice"; "the patter of tiny feet"
peal, pealing, rolling, roll - a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
ping - a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
plunk - a hollow twanging sound
popping, pop - a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
purr - a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
quack - the harsh sound of a duck
quaver - a tremulous sound
ringing, tintinnabulation, ring - the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
drumbeat, rataplan, rub-a-dub - the sound made by beating a drum
sigh - a sound like a person sighing; "she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees"
skirl - the sound of (the chanter of) a bagpipe
song - a distinctive or characteristic sound; "the song of bullets was in the air"; "the song of the wind"; "the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead"
strum - sound of strumming; "the strum of a guitar"
susurration, susurrus - the indistinct sound of people whispering; "a soft susurrus of conversation"
swish - a brushing or rustling sound
tapping - the sound of light blow or knock; "he heard the tapping of the man's cane"
throbbing - a sound with a strong rhythmic beat; "the throbbing of the engines"
clunk, thud, thump, thumping, clump - a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
thrum - a thrumming sound; "he could hear the thrum of a banjo"
thunk - a dull hollow sound; "the basketball made a thunk as it hit the rim"
tick, ticking - a metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the clock"
ting, tinkle - a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
toot - a blast of a horn
tootle - the sound of casual playing on a musical instrument; "he enjoyed hearing the tootles of their horns as the musicians warmed up"
5.sound - the audible part of a transmitted signalsound - the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials"
telecasting, television, TV, video - broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects; "she is a star of screen and video"; "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
auditory communication - communication that relies on hearing
6.sound - (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
phonetics - the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
language unit, linguistic unit - one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
phoneme - (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
vowel, vowel sound - a speech sound made with the vocal tract open
glide, semivowel - a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
orinasal, orinasal phone - a speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)
sonant, voiced sound - a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
7.sound - a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of watersound - a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
channel - a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels; "the ship went aground in the channel"
narrow - a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
8.sound - a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
Verb1.sound - appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
appear, seem, look - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
2.sound - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
snarl - make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise; "Bullets snarled past us"
sing, whistle - make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear"
cause to be perceived - have perceptible qualities
blow - make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
ting - make a light, metallic sound; go `ting'
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
splat - give off the sound of a bullet flattening on impact
twang - sound with a twang; "the bowstring was twanging"
clang, clangor - make a loud noise; "clanging metal"
clank - make a clank; "the train clanked through the village"
clangor, clangour - make a loud resonant noise; "the alarm clangored throughout the building"
boom out, boom - make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song"
drum, thrum, beat - make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
rattle - make short successive sounds
ticktack, ticktock, tick, beat - make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
resonate, vibrate - sound with resonance; "The sound resonates well in this theater"
crash - make a sudden loud sound; "the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night"
tweet, twirp - make a weak, chirping sound; "the small bird was tweeting in the tree"
skirl - make a shrill, wailing sound; "skirling bagpipes"
gurgle - make sounds similar to gurgling water; "The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it"
glug - make a gurgling sound as of liquid issuing from a bottle; "the wine bottles glugged"
blow - sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"
whish - make a sibilant sound
guggle - make a sound like a liquid that is being poured from a bottle
ping - make a short high-pitched sound; "the bullet pinged when they struck the car"
ping, pink, knock - sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
trump - produce a sound as if from a trumpet
squelch - make a sucking sound
chug - make a dull, explosive sound; "the engine chugged down the street"
ring, peal - sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
bombilate, bombinate, buzz - make a buzzing sound; "bees were buzzing around the hive"
chime - emit a sound; "bells and gongs chimed"
rustle - make a dry crackling sound; "rustling silk"; "the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze"
crack, snap - make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"
crack - make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"
beep, claxon, honk, toot, blare - make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared"
whistle - make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling"
resound, reverberate, ring, echo - ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
thud, thump - make a dull sound; "the knocker thudded against the front door"
clop, clump, clunk, plunk - make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
patter, pitter-patter - make light, rapid and repeated sounds; "gently pattering rain"
pink, rap, knock, tap - make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
tick, click - make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"
chatter, click - click repeatedly or uncontrollably; "Chattering teeth"
pop - make a sharp explosive noise; "The cork of the champagne bottle popped"
chink, tink, tinkle, clink - make or emit a high sound; "tinkling bells"
slosh, slush, splosh, splash - make a splashing sound; "water was splashing on the floor"
thrum, hum - sound with a monotonous hum
bleep - emit a single short high-pitched signal; "The computer bleeped away"
rumble, grumble - make a low noise; "rumbling thunder"
boom, din - make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"
bang - to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound; "One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"
3.sound - give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"
cackel - make a cackling sound; "The fire cackled cozily"
play - emit recorded sound; "The tape was playing for hours"; "the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"
dissonate - be dissonant or harsh; "The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly"
pierce - sound sharply or shrilly; "The scream pierced the night"
speak - make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke"
4.sound - announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"
announce, denote - make known; make an announcement; "She denoted her feelings clearly"
5.sound - utter with vibrating vocal chordssound - utter with vibrating vocal chords  
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
chirk - make a shrill creaking, squeaking, or noise, as of a door, mouse, or bird
quaver, waver - give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
6.sound - cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
play - perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"
blow - play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
twang - cause to sound with a twang; "He twanged the guitar string"
prepare - lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord; "prepare the discord in bar 139"
gong - sound a gong
ting - cause to make a ting
strum, thrum - sound the strings of (a string instrument); "strum a guitar"
knell, ring - make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
pop - cause to make a sharp explosive sound; "He popped the champagne bottle"
clink - make a high sound typical of glass; "champagne glasses clinked to make a toast"
strike up, sound off - start playing; "The musicians struck up a tune"
7.sound - measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
measure, quantify - express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?"
Adj.1.sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
unbroken - not broken; whole and intact; in one piece; "fortunately the other lens is unbroken"
undamaged - not harmed or spoiled; sound
fit - physically and mentally sound or healthy; "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise"
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
uninjured - not injured physically or mentally
wholesome - conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being; "wholesome attitude"; "wholesome appearance"; "wholesome food"
unsound - not sound financially; "unsound banking practices"
2.sound - exercising or showing good judgment; "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"
reasonable, sensible - showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"
3.sound - in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
unsound - not in good condition; damaged or decayed; "an unsound foundation"
4.sound - in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
5.sound - logically valid; "a sound argument"
valid - well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force; "a valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract"
6.sound - having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"
valid - well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force; "a valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract"
7.sound - free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"
righteous - characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice; "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16
8.sound - (of sleep) deep and completesound - (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
deep - relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep"
9.sound - thorough; "a sound thrashing"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"

sound

1
noun
1. noise, racket, din, report, tone, bang, resonance, hubbub, reverberation Peter heard the sound of gunfire.
2. idea, prospect, impression, implication(s), drift Here's a new idea we like the sound of.
3. cry, noise, peep, squeak She didn't make a sound.
4. tone, music, note, chord, tenor the soulful sound of the violin
5. earshot, hearing, hearing distance I was born and bred within the sound of the cathedral bells.
verb
1. toll, set off A young man sounds the bell to start the Sunday service.
2. resound, echo, go off, toll, set off, chime, resonate, reverberate, ding, clang, peal A silvery bell sounded somewhere.
3. express, declare, utter, announce, signal, pronounce, articulate, enunciate Others consider the move premature and have sounded a note of caution.
4. seem, seem to be, appear to be, give the impression of being, strike you as being, give every indication of being She sounded a bit worried.
Related words
adjective sonic, acoustic
fear akousticophobia

sound

2
adjective
2. sturdy, strong, solid, stable, substantial, durable, stout, well-constructed a perfectly sound building
5. deep, peaceful, unbroken, undisturbed, untroubled She has woken me out of a sound sleep.
deep broken, troubled, fitful, shallow
6. thorough, complete, total, severe, absolute, downright, unqualified, out-and-out, unmitigated a sound beating
Quotations
"a sound mind in a sound body" [Juvenal Satires]

sound

3 verb
sound someone out question, interview, survey, poll, examine, investigate, pump (informal), inspect, canvass, test the opinion of Sound him out gradually.
sound something out investigate, research, examine, probe, look into, test the water, put out feelers to, see how the land lies, carry out an investigation of They are discreetly sounding out blue-chip American banks.

sound

4
noun channel, passage, strait, inlet, fjord, voe, arm of the sea a blizzard blasting great drifts of snow across the sound

sound 1

noun
1. The sensation caused by vibrating wave motion that is perceived by the organs of hearing:
2. Range of audibility:
verb
To have the appearance of:
Idiom: strike one as (being).

sound 2

adjective
2. Having good health:
Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle.
3. Not easily moved or shaken:
4. Based on good judgment, reasoning, or evidence:
5. Capable of being depended upon:
6. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence:

sound 3

verb
To test the attitude of.Also used with out:
Translations
صَوْتصَوْت، ضَجَّهعَميققَويم، صادِقكامِل، شامِل
zvukrozeznítznítzpůsobzvonit
lydsundudtalelydenøjagtig
soni
äänihyväkuntoinenJuutinraumakoestaakoetin
आवाज़ध्वनी
čitavzvuk
egészségeséphanghangzáshibátlan
hljómahlustahraustur, heilbrigîur, trausturláta hljóma/gjallamæla dÿpt, lóîa
健全な鳴らす鳴る健康的な
건전한소리
ciešs/dziļšdot signāludrošsdziļšizklausīt
merať hĺbku
potrobitizdeti sezdravživ in zdravzveneti
låtaljudljudaÖresundsund
เสียงที่ไม่เสียหาย
sessağlamsağlıklıses dinleyerek muayene etmeksesi ... gibi olmak
âm thanhlành lặn

sound

1 [saʊnd]
A. N
1. (Phys) → sonido m
the speed of soundla velocidad del sonido
2. (= noise) → ruido m
the sound of footstepsel ruido de pasos
the sound of breaking glassel ruido de cristales que se rompen/rompían
consonant soundsconsonantes fpl, sonidos mpl consonánticos
I didn't hear a soundno oí ni un ruido
don't make a sound!¡no hagas el menor ruido!
not a sound was to be heardno se oía or (esp LAm) sentía ruido alguno
to the sound of the national anthemal son del himno nacional
they were within sound of the campel campamento estaba al alcance del oído
he opened the door without a soundabrió la puerta sin hacer nada de ruido
3. (= volume) → volumen m
can I turn the sound down?¿puedo bajar el volumen?
4. (= musical style) the Glenn Miller soundla música de Glenn Miller
5. (fig) (= impression)
by the sound of itsegún parece
I don't like the sound of it (film etc) → por lo que he oído, no me gusta nada; (situation) → me preocupa, me da mala espina
B. VT
1. [+ horn, trumpet] → tocar, hacer sonar; [+ bell] → tocar; [+ alarm, warning] → dar; [+ praises] → cantar, entonar
to sound the charge (Mil) → tocar la carga
sound your horn! (Aut) → ¡toca el claxon!
to sound a note of warning (fig) → dar la señal de alarma
to sound the retreat (Mil) → tocar la retirada
2. (= pronounce) → pronunciar
sound your "r"s morepronuncia más claro la "r"
to sound the "d" in "hablado"pronunciar la "d" en "hablado"
C. VI
1. (= emit sound) → sonar
the bell soundedsonó el timbre
a cannon sounded a long way offse oyó un cañón a lo lejos, sonó or resonó un cañón a lo lejos
2. (= appear to be)
2.1. (from aural clues) → sonar
it sounds hollowsuena a hueco
he sounds Italian to mepor la voz, diría que es italiano
he sounded angryparecía enfadado
it sounds like Frenchsuena a francés
that sounds like them arriving nowparece que llegan ahora
2.2. (from available information) → sonar, parecer
it sounds very oddsuena muy raro
that sounds interestingeso suena interesante
it sounds as if or as though she won't be comingparece que no va a venir
how does it sound to you?¿qué te parece?
that sounds like a good ideaeso parece buena idea
she sounds like a nice girlparece una chica simpática
D. CPD sound archive Narchivo m de sonido
sound barrier Nbarrera f del sonido
sound bite Ncita f jugosa
sound card N (Comput) → tarjeta f de sonido
sound effect Nefecto m sonoro
sound engineer Ningeniero/a m/f de sonido
sound file N (Comput) → fichero m de sonido
sound law Nley f fonética
sound library Nfonoteca f
sound recording Ngrabación f sonora
sound recordist N (TV) → registrador(a) m/f de sonido
sound shift Ncambio m de pronunciación
sound system N (Ling) → sistema m fonológico; (= hi-fi) → cadena f de sonido
sound truck N (US) → furgón m publicitario
sound wave N (Phys) → onda f sonora
sound off VI + ADVdiscursear (about sobre)

sound

2 [saʊnd] VT
1. (Naut) → sondar
2. (Med) [+ chest] → auscultar; [+ cavity, passage] → sondar
to sound sb's chestauscultar el pecho a algn
sound out VT + ADV [+ intentions, person] → sondear, tantear
to sound sb out about sthsondear or tantear a algn sobre algo, tratar de averiguar lo que piensa algn sobre algo

sound

3 [saʊnd]
A. ADJ (sounder (compar) (soundest (superl)))
1. (= in good condition) → sano; [constitution] → robusto; [structure] → sólido, firme
to be sound in mind and bodyser sano de cuerpo y de espíritu
in sound conditionen buenas condiciones
to be of sound mindestar en su cabal juicio
to be as sound as a bell [person] → gozar de perfecta salud; [thing] → estar en perfectas condiciones
see also safe A1
2. (= well-founded) [argument] → bien fundado, sólido; [ideas, opinions] → válido, razonable; [investment] → bueno, seguro; [training] → sólido; [decision, choice] → acertado
his reasoning is perfectly soundsu argumentación es perfectamente válida
she gave me some sound adviceme dio un buen consejo
he's sound enough on the theorytiene una preparación sólida en cuanto a la teoría
3. (= dependable) [person] → formal, digno de confianza
he's a very sound manes un hombre formal or digno de confianza
he's a sound workeres buen trabajador, trabaja con seriedad
4. (= thorough) to give sb a sound beatingdar a algn una buena paliza
5. (= deep, untroubled) [sleep] → profundo
B. ADV to be sound asleepestar profundamente dormido
I shall sleep the sounder for itpor eso dormiré más tranquilamente

sound

4 [saʊnd] N (Geog) → estrecho m, brazo m de mar

sound

[ˈsaʊnd]
adj
(= healthy) [heart, lungs, body] → sain(e)
to be of sound mind → être sain(e) d'esprit
(= in good condition) [structure, car, engine] → en bon état
financially sound → solide financièrement
(= good) [investment] → judicieux/euse; [reasoning, evidence, basis] → solide; [advice] → avisé(e)
That's sound advice → C'est un conseil avisé.
His argument is basically sound
BUT Son argument tient.
sound judgement
fairness, sound judgement and diplomatic skill → de l'équité, du jugement et du talent pour la diplomatie
(= acceptable) [idea, practice, method, move] → sensé(e)
ecologically sound → raisonnable d'un point de vue écologique
adv
to be sound asleep → être profondément endormi(e)
n
(= noise) → bruit m
Don't make a sound! → Pas un bruit!
I could hear the sound of footsteps → J'entendais des bruits de pas.
(PHYSICS)son m
the speed of sound → la vitesse du son
(= volume) (on radio, TV, hi-fi)son m
Can I turn the sound down? → Je peux baisser le son?
(= distinctive style) [singer, band] → son m
He's got a unique sound → Il a un son unique.
(describing impression)
I don't like the sound of it → Ça ne me dit rien qui vaille.
From the sound of things, he might be the same man → D'après ce que l'on peut en juger, il pourrait être le même homme.
(GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY)détroit m, bras m de mer
modif (RADIO, TV, AUDIO) [check] → du son; [equipment] → sonore (PHYSICS) [signals, patterns] → sonore
vt
[+ buzzer] → appuyer sur; [+ bell] → sonner
to sound one's horn → klaxonner
(= express publicly) [+ warning, note of caution] → émettre
[+ opinions] → sonder
vi
[buzzer, bell] → sonner, retentir
(= seem) → sembler, avoir l'air
That sounds interesting → Cela semble intéressant., Ça a l'air intéressant.
it sounds as if ... → il semblerait que ...
It sounds as if she's doing well at school → Il semblerait qu'elle travaille bien à l'école.
That sounds like a good idea → Cela semble une bonne idée.
(describing noise or voice)sembler
They heard what sounded like a huge explosion → Ils entendirent ce qui semblait être une énorme explosion.
She sounded a bit worried → Elle avait l'air un peu inquiète., Elle semblait un peu inquiète.
You sound just like an insurance salesman → Tu parles comme un vendeur d'assurances.
It sounds like French → Cela ressemble à du français.
That sounds like them arriving → On dirait que c'est eux qui arrivent.
sound off
viclaironner
to sound off about sth → la ramener sur qch
sound out
vt sep [+ person, opinion] → sondersound barrier nmur m du son
to break the sound barrier → passer le mur du son

sound

:
sound-absorbing
adjschalldämpfend or -schluckend
sound archives
plTonarchiv nt
sound barrier
nSchallmauer f
sound bite
nSoundclip m, → Tonclip m
soundboard
n
(Comput) → Soundkarte f
soundbox
n (Mus) → Schallkörper m, → Schallkasten m
sound card
n (Comput) → Soundkarte f
sound check
n (Mus) → Soundcheck m
sound effects
plToneffekte pl
sound engineer
nToningenieur(in) m(f)
sound film
nTonfilm m
sound hole
nSchallloch nt

sound

:
sound pollution
soundproof
adjschalldicht; sound barrierLärmschutzwall m
vtschalldicht machen, schalldämmen
soundproofing
nSchallisolierung f
sound quality
nTonqualität f
sound recorder
n (Comput) → Audiorekorder m
sound recording
nTonaufnahme f, → Tonaufzeichnung f
sound scheme
n (Comput) → Audioschema nt
sound shift
sound technician
n (Radio, TV) → Tontechniker(in) m(f)
soundtrack
nTonspur f; (= sound, recording)Ton m, → Filmmusik f
sound wave
nSchallwelle f

sound

1
adj (+er)
(= in good condition) person, animal, tree, constitution, lungsgesund; condition, building, chassiseinwandfrei; to be as sound as a bellkerngesund sein; to be sound in wind and limbgesund und munter sein; to be of sound mind (esp Jur) → bei klarem Verstand sein, im Vollbesitz seiner geistigen Kräfte sein (Jur); the windows were broken, but the frames were sounddie Fensterscheiben waren zerbrochen, aber die Rahmen waren heil
(= valid, good, dependable)solide; argument, analysisfundiert, solide; economy, currencystabil; person, goalkeeperverlässlich, in Ordnung pred (inf); ideagesund, vernünftig; basissolide; movevernünftig; advicewertvoll, vernünftig; he’s sound on financial policyer hat gründliche Kenntnisse in der Finanzpolitik; a sound scholarein ernst zu nehmender Gelehrter; that’s sound sensedas ist vernünftig
(= thorough)gründlich, solide; beatinggehörig; defeatvernichtend
(Jur) decisionrechtmäßig; claimberechtigt
(= deep) sleeptief, fest; I’m a very sound sleeperich schlafe sehr tief or fest, ich habe einen gesunden Schlaf
adv (+er) to be sound asleepfest schlafen; I shall sleep the sounder for itich werde nur umso besser schlafen

sound

2
n
(= noise)Geräusch nt; (Ling) → Laut m; (Phys) → Schall m; (Mus, of instruments) → Klang m; (verbal, TV, Rad, Film) → Ton m; (of band etc) → Sound m; don’t make a soundstill!; the speed of sound(die) Schallgeschwindigkeit; within sound ofin Hörweite (+gen); to the sound(s) of the national anthemzu den Klängen der Nationalhymne; French has a soft sounddie französische Sprache hat einen weichen Klang; would you still recognize the sound of Karin’s voice?würdest du Karins Stimme immer noch erkennen?; not a sound was to be heardman hörte keinen Ton; sounds (Comput) → akustische Signale pl; the sound(s) of laughterGelächter nt; we heard the sound of voices on the terracewir hörten Stimmen auf der Terrasse; vowel soundVokallaut m; sound and furyleerer Schall
(= impression) I don’t like the sound of itdas klingt gar nicht gut; from the sound of it he had a hard timees hört sich so an or es klingt, als sei es ihm schlecht gegangen; his remarks had a familiar soundseine Bemerkungen klangen vertraut
vt
(= produce sound from) sound your hornhupen!; the trumpeter sounded a high noteder Trompeter spielte einen hohen Ton; to sound the alarmAlarm schlagen; (mechanism) → die Alarmanlage auslösen; to sound the retreatzum Rückzug blasen; to sound the “r” in “cover”das „r“ in „coveraussprechen; his speech sounded a note of warningin seiner Rede klang eine Warnung an; I think we need to sound a note of warningich finde, wir sollten eine vorsichtige Warnung aussprechen
(= test by tapping, Med) → abklopfen
vi
(= emit sound)erklingen, ertönen; feet sounded in the corridorim Flur waren Schritte zu hören; a gun sounded a long way offin der Ferne hörte man einen Schuss
(= give aural impression)klingen, sich anhören; it sounds hollowes klingt hohl; the children sound happyes hört sich so an, als ob die Kinder Spaß haben; he sounds angryes hört sich so an, als wäre er wütend; he sounded depressed on the phoneam Telefon klang er deprimiert; he sounds French (to me)er hört sich (für mich) wie ein Franzose an
(= seem)sich anhören; that sounds very odddas hört sich sehr seltsam an; he sounds like a nice maner scheint ein netter Mensch zu sein; it sounds like a sensible ideadas klingt ganz vernünftig; how does it sound to you?wie findest du das?

sound

3
vt (Naut) → loten, ausloten; (Met) → messen; sounding lineLot nt, → Senkblei nt; sounding balloonVersuchs- or Registrierballon m

sound

4
n (Geog) → Meerenge f, → Sund m

sound

1 [saʊnd]
1. n (gen) → suono; (of sea, breaking glass) → rumore m; (volume of TV) → audio
the speed of sound → la velocità del suono
to the sound of the national anthem → al suono dell'inno nazionale
not a sound was to be heard → non si sentiva volare una mosca
a language with many consonant sounds → una lingua piena di consonanti
I don't like the sound of it (fig) (of film) → non mi dice niente (of news) → è preoccupante
2. vt
a. (alarm, bell, horn) → suonare
to sound the retreat (Mil) → suonare la ritirata
to sound a note of warning (fig) → dare un segnale d'allarme
b. sound your "r"s morepronuncia la r più chiaramente
c. (Med) to sound sb's chestauscultare il torace di qn
3. vi
a. (trumpet, bell, alarm) → suonare; (voice, siren) → risuonare
a cannon sounded a long way off → si sentì un colpo di cannone in lontananza
b. it sounds hollowdal rumore sembra vuoto
he sounds Italian to me → da come parla mi sembra italiano
it sounds like French (similar) → somiglia al francese
it sounds better like that → suona meglio così
that sounds like them arriving now → mi sembra di sentirli arrivare
you sound like your mother → mi sembra di sentire parlare tua madre
he sounded angry → (a giudicare) dalla voce sembrava arrabbiato
c. (seem) that sounds very oddsembra molto strano
how does it sound to you? → che te ne pare?
that sounds like a good idea → sembra una buona idea
she sounds like a nice girl → sembra una brava ragazza
it sounds as if she won't be coming → ho l'impressione che non verrà
sound off vi + adv (fam) to sound off (about) (give one's opinions) → fare dei grandi discorsi (su); (boast) → vantarsi (di); (grumble) → brontolare (per)
sound out vt + advsondare

sound

2 [saʊnd]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (in good condition, healthy) → sano/a; (structure, organization, investment) → solido/a
to be of sound mind → essere sano/a di mente
as sound as a bell (person) → sano/a come un pesce (thing) → in perfette condizioni
b. (valid, argument, policy) → valido/a; (move) → sensato/a; (dependable, person) → affidabile
a sound conservative → un conservatore convinto
he's sound on government policy → conosce molto bene la politica del governo
c. (thorough) to give sb a sound beatingpicchiare qn di santa ragione
d. (sleep, deep, untroubled) → profondo/a
he's a sound sleeper → è uno che dorme sodo
2. adv to be sound asleepdormire sodo, dormire profondamente

sound

3 [saʊnd] vt (Naut) → scandagliare, sondare
to sound sb out about sth → sondare le opinioni di qn su qc

sound

4 [saʊnd] n (Geog) → stretto

sound1

(saund) adjective
1. strong or in good condition. The foundations of the house are not very sound; He's 87, but he's still sound in mind and body.
2. (of sleep) deep. She's a very sound sleeper.
3. full; thorough. a sound basic training.
4. accurate; free from mistakes. a sound piece of work.
5. having or showing good judgement or good sense. His advice is always very sound.
ˈsoundly adverb
ˈsoundness noun
sound asleep
sleeping deeply. The baby is sound asleep.

sound2

noun
1. the impressions transmitted to the brain by the sense of hearing. a barrage of sound; (also adjective) sound waves.
2. something that is, or can be, heard. The sounds were coming from the garage.
3. the impression created in the mind by a piece of news, a description etc. I didn't like the sound of her hairstyle at all!
verb
1. to (cause something to) make a sound. Sound the bell!; The bell sounded.
2. to signal (something) by making a sound. Sound the alarm!
3. (of something heard or read) to make a particular impression; to seem; to appear. Your singing sounded very good; That sounds like a train.
4. to pronounce. In the word `pneumonia', the letter p is not sounded.
5. to examine by tapping and listening carefully. She sounded the patient's chest.
ˈsoundless adjective
ˈsoundlessly adverb
sound effects
sounds other than dialogue or music, used in films, radio etc.
ˈsoundproof adjective
not allowing sound to pass in, out, or through. The walls are soundproof.
verb
to make (walls, a room etc) soundproof.
ˈsound-track noun
(a recording of) the music from a film. I've just bought the sound-track of that new film.

sound3

(saund) verb
to measure the depth of (water etc).
ˈsounding noun
1. (a) measurement of depth of water etc.
2. a depth measured.
3. (an) act of trying to find out views etc.
sound out
to try to find out someone's thoughts and plans etc. Will you sound out your father on this?

sound

سَلِيم, صَوْت v dobrém stavu, zvuk lyd, sund Klang, tadellos γερός, ήχος en buen estado, salvo, sonido ääni, vahingoittumaton sensé, son čitav, zvuk sano, suono 健全な, 音 건전한, 소리 geluid, gezond lyd, sunn dźwięk, mocny saudável, som звук, здоровый ljud, sund เสียง, ที่ไม่เสียหาย sağlam, ses âm thanh, lành lặn 声音, 良好的

sound

n. sonido, ruido; ruido de soplo percibido por auscultación;
v. sonar.

sound

n sonido, ruido; bowel sounds ruidos or sonidos intestinales; heart sounds ruidos or sonidos cardíacos
References in classic literature ?
The first sound in the morning was her voice as she went about the house singing like a lark, and the last sound at night was the same cheery sound, for the girls never grew too old for that familiar lullaby.
By the door of her son's room the mother knelt upon the floor and listened for some sound from within.
When she heard the scraping of a chair and the sound of a pen scratching upon paper, she again turned and went back along the hallway to her own room.
In the hallway there was the sound of footsteps and George Willard came in at the door.
NOTES: [1] The Bohemian name Antonia is strongly accented on the first syllable, like the English name Anthony, and the `i' is, of course, given the sound of long `e'.
There was no sound abroad except the hooting of an old owl in the top of a water-oak, and the everlasting voice of the sea, that was not uplifted at that soft hour.
It sounds like the wildest dream of a professional sleep-walker; and yet, when I stop to think, it isn't much worse than some of the things we've gone through with, Ned.
Some yogis have taught that the three sounds should be made from different parts of the body with the lower chakras producing the "a" sound, the heart and throat chakras producing the "u" sound and the "ma" sound coming from the upper chakras in the head.
The sound of a marble dropping onto a marble countertop or ceramic floor
If there's a bug or another object nearby, the sound bounces off the object and comes back to the bat.
Note the sound that you hear now that the soda bottle is empty: Does it have a higher pitch, or a lower pitch than when the bottle was filled with newspaper?
This provocative ambiguity becomes particularly evident as one compares institutional presentations of sound art since its coming to prominence in the late 1990s.