What is the meaning of sound?


  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Thorough.
    • usage: "a sound thrashing"
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APAWordNet. (2010). sound. Retrieved May 22, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/sound/definitions/1184001
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