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  1. sound
    IPA[sound]
  2. noun

    • 1. vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear:

      light travels faster than sound
    • 2. a thing that can be heard:

      she heard the sound of voices in the hall don't make a sound
    • 3. the area or distance within which something can be heard:

      we were always within sound of the train whistles
      Synonym : hearing distance, hearing, distance, earshot, range
    • 4. sound produced by continuous and regular vibrations, as opposed to noise.

    • 5. music, speech, and sound effects when recorded, used to accompany a film or video production, or broadcast:

      a sound studio
    • 6. broadcasting by radio as distinct from television.

    • 7. the distinctive quality of the music of a particular composer or performer or of the sound produced by a particular musical instrument:

      the sound of the Beatles
      Synonym : music, tones, note, chord
    • 8. music, especially popular music:

      sounds of the Sixties
    • 9. the ideas or impressions conveyed by words:

      you've had a hard day, by the sound of it

    verb

    • 1. emit or cause to emit sound:

      a loud buzzer sounded she sounded the horn
    • 2. give an audible signal to indicate (something):

      a different bell begins to sound midnight
    • 3. express or convey (a warning):

      pharmaceutical companies are sounding the alarm about counterfeit drugs
    • 4. test (the lungs or another body cavity) by noting the sound they produce:

      the doctor sounded her chest
    • 5. convey a specified impression when heard:

      he sounded worried
    • 6. (of something or someone that has been described to one) convey a specified impression:

      it sounds as though you really do believe that the house sounds lovely
      Synonym : appear to be, appear, look, look to be, look like, seem, seem to be, have the appearance/air of being, give/create the impression of being, strike someone as being, give every indication of being, appear, look, seem, give/create the impression that, strike someone that, give every indication that, look like
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sound, plural noun: sounds

    • v.: verb: sound, 3rd person present: sounds, gerund or present participle: sounding, past tense: sounded, past participle: sounded

  4. Phrase

    • adjective

      in good condition; not damaged, injured, or diseased:

      financially secure:

    • adverb

      soundly:
    • verb

      ascertain (the depth of water), typically by means of a line or pole or using sound echoes:

      examine (a person's bladder or other internal cavity) with a long surgical probe.

    • noun

      a long surgical probe, typically with a curved, blunt end.
    • noun

      a narrow stretch of water forming an inlet or connecting two wider areas of water such as two seas or a sea and a lake.

      another name for Øresund

    • noun

      vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear:

      a thing that can be heard:

    • verb

      emit or cause to emit sound:

      give an audible signal to indicate (something):

    • adjective

      in good condition; not damaged, injured, or diseased:

      financially secure:

    • adverb

      soundly:
    • verb

      ascertain (the depth of water in the sea, a lake, or a river), typically by means of a line or pole or using sound echoes:

      find the depth of water in (a ship's hold).

    • noun

      a long surgical probe, typically with a curved, blunt end.
    • noun

      a narrow stretch of water forming an inlet or connecting two wider areas of water such as two seas or a sea and a lake.

      another name for Øresund

    • noun

      the action or process of measuring the depth of the sea or other body of water.

      a measurement taken by sounding.

    • adjective

      giving forth sound, especially loud or resonant sound:

      having an imposing sound but little substance:

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