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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.soundly - deeply or completely; "slept soundly through the storm"; "the baby is sleeping soundly"
2.soundly - completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly'); "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

soundly

adverb
1. thoroughly, completely, absolutely They were soundly beaten.
2. sensibly, wisely, prudently, correctly, properly, reasonably, logically, rationally, responsibly Changes must be soundly based in economic reality.
3. deeply, peacefully, without waking How can he sleep soundly at night?
Translations
بصورةٍ سَليمَه
rozumně
dybtfornuftigtgrundigt
épen
örugglega; skynsamlega

soundly

[ˈsaʊndlɪ] ADV [built] → sólidamente; [argued] → lógicamente; [invested] → con cordura, con prudencia
to beat sb soundlydar a algn una buena paliza
to sleep soundlydormir profundamente

soundly

[ˈsaʊndli] adv
[sleep] → profondément
[defeat] → complètement, à plate couturesound mixer ningénieur(e) m/f du son
Julie is a sound mixer → Julie est ingénieur du son., Julie est ingénieure du son.

soundly

adv built, madesolide; argue, reason, invest, play alsovernünftig; thrashtüchtig, gehörig; defeatvernichtend; condemnrundum; traingründlich; basedfest; our team was soundly beatenunsere Mannschaft wurde eindeutig or klar geschlagen; to sleep soundly(tief und) fest schlafen

soundly

[ˈsaʊndlɪ] adv (build) → solidamente; (argue) → giudiziosamente; (invest) → saggiamente
to beat sb soundly (thrash) → picchiare qn di santa ragione (defeat) → battere duramente qn
to sleep soundly → dormire profondamente

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.
References in classic literature ?
Then they gave her food and drink, and led her to a beautifully made bed of silk and samite, on which she lay down and slept soundly.
Some looked neither to the right hand nor the left, and knew not that he was there; some merely glanced that way, without admitting the slumberer among their busy thoughts; some laughed to see how soundly he slept; and several, whose hearts were brimming full of scorn, ejected their venomous superfluity on David Swan.
His sister's arms went about his neck, and she kissed him soundly on the lips.
Some fellow had lain down on the open staircase, and was slumbering soundly.
The buffalo were somewhat startled at the report of the firearms; but the hunters succeeded in killing a couple of fine cows, and, having secured the best of the meat, continued forward until some time after dark, when, encamping in a large thicket of willows, they made a great fire, roasted buffalo beef enough for half a score, disposed of the whole of it with keen relish and high glee, and then "turned in" for the night and slept soundly, like weary and well fed hunters.
Johnson camped cheerfully in them, sleeping soundly--too soundly sometimes--upon their trundle-beds, like the sturdy old soldier of fortune that he was, inured to hardship and all careless of himself.
Minnie May was much better and was sleeping soundly.
I put some harmless sedative in your tea that you might sleep soundly, and not awaken until we were well on our way.
When Edna awoke it was with the conviction that she had slept long and soundly.
He had in him a quality of being able to overlook moderate injuries, and being able to forgive and forget mortal ones as soon as he had soundly trounced the authors of them.
Aunt Polly raised him by the usual handle -- his ear -- and cracked his head soundly with her thimble.
Well, next let me tell you, dearest, that last night I slept better and more soundly than I had ever hoped to do, and that I am the more delighted at the fact in that, as you know, I had just settled into a new lodging--a circumstance only too apt to keep one from sleeping