Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Sound
  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"
  3. the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials"
  4. (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
  5. the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
  6. a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
  7. a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
  8. mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
  9. measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
  10. utter with vibrating vocal chords
  11. appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
  12. give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"
  13. make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm''"; "The gun went `bang''"
  14. cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
  15. announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"
  16. thorough; "a sound thrashing"
  17. (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
  18. in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
  19. 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 advi
  20. free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"
  21. financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
  22. in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
  23. having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"
  24. reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; "a sound argument"
  25. deeply or completely; "slept soundly through the storm"; "is sound asleep"
Similar Words: auditory sensation, audio, phone, speech sound, strait, fathom, voice, vocalize, vocalise, go, heavy, profound, wakeless, good, healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, legal, reasoned, well-grounded, soundly


See Also: sound off, strike up, fit, healthy, unbroken, undamaged, uninjured, wholesome


Hyponyms: noisiness, racketiness, ring, unison, voice, music, euphony, tone, pure tone, noise, dissonance, racket, phoneme, vowel, vowel sound, semivowel, glide, consonant, orinasal phone, orinasal, sonant, voiced sound, beat, beep, bleep, bell, toll, buzz, bombilation, bombination, chink, click, clink, chirp, chirrup, twitter, chorus, click-clack, cry, drip, dripping, drum, footfall, footstep, step, gargle, gurgle, jingle, jangle, knock, knocking, mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation, paradiddle, roll, drum roll, pat, rap, tap, patter, peal, pealing, rolling, ping, plunk, pop, popping, purr, quack, quaver, ringing, tintinnabulation, rub-a-dub, rataplan, drumbeat, sigh, skirl, song, strum, susurration, susurrus, swish, tapping, throbbing, thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud, thrum, thunk, tick, ticking, ting, tinkle, toot, tootle, trample, trampling, twang, vibrato, whack, whir, whirr, whirring, birr, whistle, whistling, whiz, zing, zizz, Long Island Sound, Puget Sound, Queen Charlotte Sound, Dardanelles, Hellespont, East River, Bering Strait, Bosporus, Cook Strait, Golden Gate, Kattegatt, Korean Strait, Korea Strait, Menai Strait, narrow, North Channel, Skagerrak, Skagerak, Solent, the Solent, Strait of Georgia, Strait of Gibraltar, Strait of Hormuz, Strait of Ormuz, Strait of Magellan, Strait of Messina, Strait of Dover, Strait of Calais, Pas de Calais, Torres Strait, ultrasound, chirk, waver, cackel, play, dissonate, pierce, speak, snarl, sing, blow, make noise, resound, splat, clang, clangor, clank, clangour, boom, boom out, rattle, ticktock, ticktack, resonate, vibrate, tweet, twirp, glug, whish, guggle, pink, trump, squelch, chug, bombinate, bombilate, chime, rustle, snap, crack, honk, blare, claxon, echo, reverberate, clop, pitter-patter, chatter, tink, splash, splosh, slosh, slush, hum, rumble, grumble, din, bang, ripple, babble, burble, bubble, lap, swosh, swoosh, drone, whizz, prepare, gong, knell


Pertainyms: heavy, profound, wakeless


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


Derivational Morphology: go, voice, vocalize, vocalise, phonate, fathom, sounder, sounding, fthm, vocalization, vocalisation, phonation, vox, utterer, vocalizer, vocaliser, singer, vocalist, phone, speech sound, sonant, voiced sound, auditory sensation, audio


Language Translations:
Bulgarian: прозвучавам   Danish: lyde  
Dutch: klinken   Esperanto: soni  
Finnish: soida   French: sonner  
German: klingen   Hebrew: להשמיע קול  
Icelandic: hljóma   Interlingua: sonar  
Italian: suonare   Korean: 소리  
Portuguese: soar   Russian: звучать  
Slovene: zveneti   Spanish: sonar  
Swedish: ljuda  
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