- The particular auditory effect produced by a given cause.
- usage: "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
- The subjective sensation of hearing something.
- usage: "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
- synonyms: auditory sensation
- Mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium.
- usage: "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
- The sudden occurrence of an audible event.
- usage: "the sound awakened them"
- The audible part of a transmitted signal.
- usage: "they always raise the audio for commercials"
- synonyms: audio
- Phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language.
- A narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water.
- synonyms: strait
- A large ocean inlet or deep bay.
- usage: "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
- Appear in a certain way.
- usage: "This sounds interesting"
- Make a certain noise or sound.
- usage: "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
- synonyms: go
- Give off a certain sound or sounds.
- usage: "This record sounds scratchy"
- Announce by means of a sound.
- usage: "sound the alarm"
- Utter with vibrating vocal chords.
- Cause to sound.
- usage: "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
- Measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line.
- synonyms: fathom
- Financially secure and safe.
- usage: "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
- Exercising or showing good judgment.
- usage: "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"
- In good condition; free from defect or damage or decay.
- usage: "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
- In excellent physical condition.
- usage: "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
- synonyms: good
- Logically valid.
- usage: "a sound argument"
- Having legal efficacy or force.
- usage: "a sound title to the property"
- Free from moral defect.
- usage: "a man of sound character"
- Of sleep. ( deep and complete)
- usage: "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
- usage: "a sound thrashing"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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