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Definitions of sound

  1.   in excellent physical condition; " good teeth"; " I still have one good leg"; " a sound mind in a sound body"
  2.   To use the line and lead in searching the depth of water.
  3.   Safe, whole, entire: perfect: healthy, strong: profound: correct: orthodox: weighty.
  4.   Any elongated instrument or probe, usually metallic, by which cavities of the body are sounded or explored, especially the bladder for stone, or the urethra for a stricture.
  5.   Soundly; profoundly; said of sleeping.
  6.   A long and narrow body of water connecting larger bodies.
  7.   To make a noise or sound; be spread or published audibly; to give a certain impression, when heard; as, her voice sounds sad.
  8.   Healthy; not diseased; not being in a morbid state; -- said of body or mind; as, a sound body; a sound constitution; a sound understanding.
  9.   To ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.
  10.   Founded in truth or right; supported by justice; not to be overthrown on refuted; not fallacious; as, sound argument or reasoning; a sound objection; sound doctrine; sound principles.
  11.   The sensation received through the ear; the waves that affect the ear; noise.
  12.   Entire; whole; unbroken; undecayed; perfect; healthy; hearty; solid; valid; right; stout; lusty; not deranged.
  13.   To make a noise; to utter audibly; to play on; to celebrate or extol.
  14.   To order, direct, indicate, or proclain by a sound, or sounds; to give a signal for by a certain sound; as, to sound a retreat; to sound a parley.
  15.   The air- bladder of a fish; the cuttlefish.
  16.   Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective; as, a sound title to land.
  17.   The impression made on the ear by the vibrations of the air; noise; a straight, fairly wide passage of water; the air bladder of a fish.
  18.   Surg. A probe.
  19.   A narrow passage of water; strait; air- bladder of a fish.
  20.   financially secure and safe; " sound investments"; " a sound economy"
  21.   deeply or completely; " slept soundly through the storm"; " is sound asleep"
  22.   To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.
  23.   free from moral defect; " a man of sound character"
  24.   Fig.: To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of ( a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.
  25.   measure the depth of ( a body of water) with a sounding line
  26.   To explore, as the bladder or urethra, with a sound; to examine with a sound; also, to examine by auscultation or percussion; as, to sound a patient.
  27.   To causse to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn.
  28.   The occasion of sound; the impulse or vibration which would occasion sound to a percipient if present with unimpaired; hence, the theory of vibrations in elastic media such cause sound; as, a treatise on sound.
  29.   Whole; as, safe and sound; entire; unbroken; as, a sound slumber; healthy; not decayed; as, a sound tooth; founded on truth or right; as, sound doctrine; morally good or honorable; firm; safe; strong; legal; valid; as, a sound title.
  30.   the sudden occurrence of an audible event; " the sound awakened them"
  31.   To use the line and lead in ascertaining the depth of water.
  32.   A narrow passage of water, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean; as, the Sound between the Baltic and the german Ocean; Long Island Sound.
  33.   An impression produced on the ear by vibrations in the air; that which affects the ear; noise; reports noise without signification; empty noise.
  34.   heavy; laid on with force; as, a sound beating.
  35.   To celebrate or honor by sounds; to cause to be reported; to publish or proclaim; as, to sound the praises of fame of a great man or a great exploit.
  36.   To sink a plummet or lead to ascertain the depth of water; to introduce a sound into the bladder of a patient; to try; to examine; to endeavour to discover that which lies concealed in another's breast.
  37.   To cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with the voice, or on an instrument.
  38.   To make a sound; make known or heard; give a signal by sound.
  39.   A narrow passage of water which may be crossed by swimming, or whose depth may be ascertained; a narrow arm of the sea.
  40.   To signify; to import; to denote.
  41.   To measure the depth of; cause to make a noise; order or announce by sound; as, to sound an alarm; examine or try; as, to sound one's opinions; probe.
  42.   Firm; strong; safe.
  43.   the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; " the sound of rain on the roof"; " the beautiful sound of music"
  44.   utter with vibrating vocal chords
  45.   To measure the depth of, esp. with a line and plummet: to probe: to try to discover a man's secret wishes, etc.: to test: to introduce an instrument into the bladder to examine it.
  46.   To try, as the depth of water and the quality of the bottom, by sinking a plummet attached to a line; to use the line and lead to ascertain the depth of water; to try; to examine; to discover or endeavour to discover, as one's thoughts or opinions.
  47.   A cuttlefish.
  48.   The peceived object occasioned by the impulse or vibration of a material substance affecting the ear; a sensation or perception of the mind received through the ear, and produced by the impulse or vibration of the air or other medium with which the ear is in contact; the effect of an impression made on the organs of hearing by an impulse or vibration of the air caused by a collision of bodies, or by other means; noise; report; as, the sound of a drum; the sound of the human voice; a horrid sound; a charming sound; a sharp, high, or shrill sound.
  49.   Noise without signification; empty noise; noise and nothing else.
  50.   To make a noise.
  51.   Free from error; correct; right; honest; true; faithful; orthodox; -- said of persons; as, a sound lawyer; a sound thinker.
  52.   thorough; " a sound thrashing"
  53.   mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; " falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
  54.   Undisturbed; deep; profound; as, sound sleep.
  55.   To try the depth of; examine; test.
  56.   To cause to make a noise; utter aloud.
  57.   To measure the depth of water.
  58.   To examine the condition of ( anything) by causing the same to emit sounds and noting their character; as, to sound a piece of timber; to sound a vase; to sound the lungs of a patient.
  59.   the audible part of a transmitted signal; " they always raise the audio for commercials"
  60.   To make a noise: to utter a voice: to spread.
  61.   ( of sleep) deep and complete; " a heavy sleep"; " fell into a profound sleep"; " a sound sleeper"; " deep wakeless sleep"
  62.   An instrument to discover stone in the bladder.
  63.   The impression produced on the ear by the vibrations of air: noise: report: empty or meaningless noise.
  64.   Soundness, sounder.
  65.   the subjective sensation of hearing something; " he strained to hear the faint sounds"
  66.   The air bladder of a fish.
  67.   Normal; unimpaired; healthy; true; right; solvent; thorough.
  68.   Noise; audible vibrations.
  69.   cause to sound; " sound the bell"; " sound a certain note"
  70.   The air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed article of food.
  71.   a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
  72.   1. Noise; the vibrations produced by a sounding body, transmitted by the air or other medium, and perceived by the internal ear. 2. An elongated cylindrical, usually curved instrument of metal, used for exploring the bladder or other cavities of the body or for dilating strictures in the urethra or other canal. 3. Whole, healthy, not diseased or injured. 4. To explore a cavity by means of a sound.
  73.   appear in a certain way; " This sounds interesting"
  74.   To measure the depth of, as water; to probe; test.
  75.   reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; " a sound argument"
  76.   To cause to make a noise; to utteraudibly; to play. on; to signal by a sound; to celebrate or honour by sounds; to publish.
  77.   ( of film) having spoken dialogue; " early talking pictures were known as ` talkies'"
  78.   SOUNDNESS.
  79.   in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; " a sound timber"; " the wall is sound"; " a sound foundation"
  80.   To make or convey a certain impression, or to have a certain import, when heard; hence, to seem; to appear; as, this reproof sounds harsh; the story sounds like an invention.
  81.   Soundly; heartily.
  82.   A metal or rubber probe for investigating canals and cavities. That which is heard when a body is struck, the intensity depending upon resistance of the body.
  83.   ( phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
  84.   give off a certain sound or sounds; " This record sounds scratchy"
  85.   announce by means of a sound; " sound the alarm"
  86.   Healthy; not diseased; strong; healthy in mind; unbroken; not defective; not decayed; unhurt; correct; free from error; orthodox; not enfeebled.
  87.   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 advice"; " no reasonable explanation for his decision"
  88.   To sink a weight in order to ascertain depth.
  89.   a large ocean inlet or deep bay; " the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
  90.   To make a noise; to utter a voice; to exhibit by sound; to be spread or published.
  91.   Anything perceptible to the ear; that which strikes the ear; noise; report; noise without significance.
  92.   Whole; healthy; perfect; uncorrupted; correct.
  93.   Whole; unbroken; unharmed; free from flaw, defect, or decay; perfect of the kind; as, sound timber; sound fruit; a sound tooth; a sound ship.
  94.   A surgical instrument for feeling what is beyond the reach of the fingers.
  95.   A narrow passage of water; a shallow sea or strait connecting two seas.
  96.   having legal efficacy or force; " a sound title to the property"
  97.   To cause to make a noise: to utter audibly: to direct by a sound or audible signal: to publish audibly.
  98.   make a certain noise or sound; " She went ` Mmmmm'"; " The gun went ` bang'"
  99.   Soundly.
  100.   A narrow passage of water: a strait.
  101.   To make a noise; to utter a voice; to make an impulse of the air that shall strike the organs of hearing with a perceptible effect.
  102.   To measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the depth of by means of a line and plummet.
  103.   The air or swimming bladder of a fish.
  104.   In surg., a probe or other instr. used to examine the bladder or a wound.
  105.   The.

Antonyms for sound

delicate, unsteady, incomplete, impulsive, half-witted, unreal, Chuckleheaded, Challenged, wrong, deathly, unstable, fierce, untrue, sickly, unprofitable, fatuous, dead, whimsical, inconstant, null, frenzied, screwball, absurd, boneheaded, disjointed, brain dead, anomalous, dangerous, jerky, droopy, wild, haggard, emboldened, screwy, ailing, pulpy, unrighteous, fruitless, imaginative, decayed, calumnious, bubbleheaded, trivial, wacky, doltish, unsound, ill-considered, softheaded, half-baked, diseased, non compos mentis, shallow, imprecise, decrepit, frantic, frail, vain, wimpy, lunatic, prejudicial, hurtful, gormless, weak, unavailing, psycho, yielding, indelicate, inconclusive, frenetic, inadvisable, undernourished, worthless, evil, senseless, unintelligent, oafish, hush, delirious, maniacal, indiscreet, tomfool, inept, futile, fool, cockeyed, ludicrous, damaging, nonvalid, wicked, Eristic, nervy, graceless, imprudent, bootless, baleful, capricious, baseless, Weak-minded, malnourished, ferocious, brainsick, illogical, groundless, off, bedlam, dashing, misleading, dense, gaga, quiet, paralyzed, deceitful, harmful, unfounded, rotten, indisposed, long, crackers, halt, lank, libelous, foolish, ill-advised, lunkheaded, loco, shaky, fragile, dim-witted, silent, demented, untruthful, debilitated, lamebrain, infatuated, noxious, fallacious, wasted, WUD, baneful, unconvincing, unhealthy, zany, adverse, tactless, emaciated, faint, Sickened, nugatory, spongy, approximative, exhausted, softened, flabby, bonehead, Fainting, mischievous, insecure, scatty, unimportant, nutty, exceptional, cracked, tender, stillness, incoherent, dumb, unconnected, disabled, crippled, inconsequent, birdbrained, irrational, worn down, dunderheaded, harebrained, bats, batty, ridiculous, mindless, down-and-out, meshuga, gaunt, squashy, monstrous, bold, thick, deranged, rickety, wobbly, invalid, nonsensical, unhinged, dippy, Daffy, hardy, ballpark, bad, unsubstantial, high-risk, Nocuous, slow, squishy, uncomplete, cuckoo, bughouse, prostrate, Nerved, soft, useless, crackpot, sappy, dopey, speculative, psychotic, punk, featherheaded, ill, feeble, worn, dull, unreasoning, grotesque, low, vapid, unsmart, dim, lame, unfit, flaccid, slight, crazy, venturesome, bonkers, unsatisfying, violent, false, down, slanderous, cranky, delusive, mushy, incapacitated, fruity, squooshy, enervated, daring, unsubstantiated, enfeebled, crazed, unwell, brainless, inexact, troubled, unscientific, casuistic, dotty, choppy, unarticulated, uncompelling, worn-out, differently abled, daft, unwise, injudicious, unserviceable, weakened, floppy, rotted, infirm, languid, unwarranted, incorrect, preposterous, poorly, silly, abortive, unreasonable, illegitimate, fanciful, crackbrained, scandalous, fantastic, airheaded, peaky, effete, vacuous, enterprising, deadly, deleterious, nuts, loony, detrimental, mad, inconsequential, specious, approximate, free-swinging, brash, mental, barmy, Prostrated, furious, ill-judged, asinine, quietude, wimpish, undiplomatic, venturous, loony tunes, dorky, chimerical, gutsy, witless, sophistic, adventuresome, tottering, empty-headed, visionary, nonrational, loose, balmy, unsupported, mortuary, silence, Foundationless, erroneous, weakly, freakish, wacko, corroded, profitless, thick-witted, obtuse, insane, mortal, thickheaded, thoughtless, sick, mistaken, paralytic, failing, adventurous, afflicted, certifiable, pernicious, injurious, unbalanced, opaque, risky, slow-witted, quietness, ineffectual, disconnected, feverish, moonstruck, limp, devoice, haywire, tottery, audacious, simpleminded, defamatory, wildcat, inaccurate, rabid, asthenic, Sapped, simple, paradoxical, run down.

Quotes of sound

  1. I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process. – John Anderson
  2. I mean, Chris is, I'm sure, a wonderful guy. But in those days he also very, very late. For all appointments and departures and arrivals and sound checks and anything. – Bill Bruford
  3. I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do. – Matt Cameron
  4. As with sound images are subjective. You and I may not see the same color red as red, but we will probably agree that the image on the screen is a digital image or film image, based on contrast, bit depth, and refresh rate. – John Dykstra
  5. Universal suffrage is sound in principle. The radical element is right. – Rutherford B. Hayes
  6. As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people- the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy. – Chris Van Hollen
  7. Sound science must be our guide in choosing which problems to tackle and how to approach them. – Frank Luntz
  8. America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind. – Norman Mailer
  9. A good voice isn't so important. It's more important to sound really unique. – Stephen Malkmus
  10. I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time, until I finally realized around 1995, that sound is an interesting subject for me. Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works, musically as well as physically. – Alva Noto
  11. There's an institution here called the National Sound Archive, and there's a character who works there, Paul Wilson. He takes a very special interest in the history of the music and advised Martin Davidson of the existence of these tapes. – Evan Parker
  12. By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be greater than mortal in some way, and that's led them into creating illusions, sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do. – Sydney Pollack
  13. A good interpreter can take a piece of bad music and make it sound pretty decent, while a bad interpreter can take good music and make it sound cheap. I can tell that some people have a bad taste, and unlike on the piano, they smear around a lot, that is bad taste. – Ruggiero Ricci
  14. Like I can't cry for myself so I will let this song take all of the things inside I can't let anyone else see and offer it up, as if the sound were some kind of god, and my pain is some kind of sacrifice. – Robert Smith
  15. When I decided to take writing seriously, I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked, and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics. – George Stephen

Usage examples for sound

  1. But, while it still seemed to me as if I should never make another sound I heard a voice asking me my name. ” – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  2. “ " This whole thing doesn't sound like her," he went on. ” – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  3. “ Allonby turned at the sound – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  4. “ I have not heard a sound from your room. ” – The Old Stone House by Anne March
  5. Then he shook him and tried to call his name, but his lips made no sound – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  6. Have you ever heard the sound Dirrul? ” – The Instant of Now by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  7. There was no sight or sound of any one about. ” – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  8. At the sound of his voice, the girl started, looked up, then smiled; Joe nodded his head. ” – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  9. He made no sound – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  10. It will sound just as well in court, Mr. Rigby." ” – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  11. And may the Lord bring you back to me safe and sound my son Petru. ” – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  12. “ " I like the sound of that better, Duncombe," he remarked. ” – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. The sound would make an old woman of you. ” – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  14. There was a sound like fear in his voice. ” – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  15. There was no sound at all. ” – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  16. “ How's that sound to you, Gyp?" ” – Tinker's Dam by Joseph Tinker
  17. It doesn't sound any different. ” – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr
  18. It was just the sound of the night after all. ” – The Little House in the Fairy Wood by Ethel Cook Eliot
  19. The child made no sound – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  20. I've been looking at the door all night, and once I thought I heard a sound – Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor by William Somerset Maugham

Idioms for sound