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Definitions of sound

  1. the audible part of a transmitted signal; " they always raise the audio for commercials"
  2. the subjective sensation of hearing something; " he strained to hear the faint sounds"
  3. 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"
  4. ( of sleep) deep and complete; " a heavy sleep"; " fell into a profound sleep"; " a sound sleeper"; " deep wakeless sleep"
  5. having legal efficacy or force; " a sound title to the property"
  6. ( phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
  7. reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; " a sound argument"
  8. announce by means of a sound; " sound the alarm"
  9. the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; " the sound of rain on the roof"; " the beautiful sound of music"
  10. a large ocean inlet or deep bay; " the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
  11. a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
  12. mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; " falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
  13. deeply or completely; " slept soundly through the storm"; " is sound asleep"
  14. ( of film) having spoken dialogue; " early talking pictures were known as ` talkies'"
  15. utter with vibrating vocal chords
  16. the sudden occurrence of an audible event; " the sound awakened them"
  17. measure the depth of ( a body of water) with a sounding line
  18. appear in a certain way; " This sounds interesting"
  19. give off a certain sound or sounds; " This record sounds scratchy"
  20. make a certain noise or sound; " She went ` Mmmmm'"; " The gun went ` bang'"
  21. cause to sound; " sound the bell"; " sound a certain note"
  22. thorough; " a sound thrashing"
  23. in excellent physical condition; " good teeth"; " I still have one good leg"; " a sound mind in a sound body"
  24. free from moral defect; " a man of sound character"
  25. financially secure and safe; " sound investments"; " a sound economy"
  26. in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; " a sound timber"; " the wall is sound"; " a sound foundation"
  27. The air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed article of food.
  28. A cuttlefish.
  29. Whole; unbroken; unharmed; free from flaw, defect, or decay; perfect of the kind; as, sound timber; sound fruit; a sound tooth; a sound ship.
  30. Healthy; not diseased; not being in a morbid state; -- said of body or mind; as, a sound body; a sound constitution; a sound understanding.
  31. Firm; strong; safe.
  32. Free from error; correct; right; honest; true; faithful; orthodox; -- said of persons; as, a sound lawyer; a sound thinker.
  33. 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.
  34. heavy; laid on with force; as, a sound beating.
  35. Undisturbed; deep; profound; as, sound sleep.
  36. Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective; as, a sound title to land.
  37. Soundly.
  38. 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.
  39. To measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the depth of by means of a line and plummet.
  40. Fig.: To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of ( a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.
  41. 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.
  42. To ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Noise without signification; empty noise; noise and nothing else.
  47. 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.
  48. To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.
  49. 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.
  50. To causse to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn.
  51. To cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with the voice, or on an instrument.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. To signify; to import; to denote.
  56. The.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. To make a noise or sound; be spread or published audibly; to give a certain impression, when heard; as, her voice sounds sad.
  61. Soundness, sounder.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. Safe, whole, entire: perfect: healthy, strong: profound: correct: orthodox: weighty.
  65. SOUNDNESS.
  66. A narrow passage of water: a strait.
  67. The air or swimming bladder of a fish.
  68. To make a noise: to utter a voice: to spread.
  69. To cause to make a noise: to utter audibly: to direct by a sound or audible signal: to publish audibly.
  70. The impression produced on the ear by the vibrations of air: noise: report: empty or meaningless noise.
  71. 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.
  72. To use the line and lead in ascertaining the depth of water.
  73. An instrument to discover stone in the bladder.
  74. A narrow passage of water; strait; air- bladder of a fish.
  75. Noise; audible vibrations.
  76. To cause to make a noise; utter aloud.
  77. To make a noise.
  78. To measure the depth of water.
  79. To measure the depth of, as water; to probe; test.
  80. Whole; healthy; perfect; uncorrupted; correct.
  81. The air bladder of a fish.
  82. To make a sound; make known or heard; give a signal by sound.
  83. To try the depth of; examine; test.
  84. To sink a weight in order to ascertain depth.
  85. Normal; unimpaired; healthy; true; right; solvent; thorough.
  86. The sensation received through the ear; the waves that affect the ear; noise.
  87. A long and narrow body of water connecting larger bodies.
  88. Surg. A probe.
  89. Soundly; profoundly; said of sleeping.
  90. Entire; whole; unbroken; undecayed; perfect; healthy; hearty; solid; valid; right; stout; lusty; not deranged.
  91. An impression produced on the ear by vibrations in the air; that which affects the ear; noise; reports noise without signification; empty noise.
  92. A narrow passage of water; a shallow sea or strait connecting two seas.
  93. The air- bladder of a fish; the cuttlefish.
  94. A surgical instrument for feeling what is beyond the reach of the fingers.
  95. To cause to make a noise; to utteraudibly; to play. on; to signal by a sound; to celebrate or honour by sounds; to publish.
  96. 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.
  97. To make a noise; to utter a voice; to exhibit by sound; to be spread or published.
  98. To use the line and lead in searching the depth of water.
  99. Anything perceptible to the ear; that which strikes the ear; noise; report; noise without significance.
  100. To make a noise; to utter audibly; to play on; to celebrate or extol.
  101. A narrow passage of water which may be crossed by swimming, or whose depth may be ascertained; a narrow arm of the sea.
  102. Healthy; not diseased; strong; healthy in mind; unbroken; not defective; not decayed; unhurt; correct; free from error; orthodox; not enfeebled.
  103. Soundly; heartily.
  104. 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.
  105. In surg., a probe or other instr. used to examine the bladder or a wound.
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Usage examples for sound

  1. How's that sound to you, Gyp?" – Tinker's Dam by Joseph Tinker
  2. Allonby turned at the sound. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  3. There was no sound at all. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  4. He made no sound. – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  5. There was a sound like fear in his voice. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  6. The sound would make an old woman of you. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  7. 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
  8. Have you ever heard the sound, Dirrul? – The Instant of Now by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  9. 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
  10. " This whole thing doesn't sound like her," he went on. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  11. It will sound just as well in court, Mr. Rigby." – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. " I like the sound of that better, Duncombe," he remarked. – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. And may the Lord bring you back to me safe and sound, my son Petru. – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  16. The child made no sound. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  17. There was no sight or sound of any one about. – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  18. It was just the sound of the night after all. – The Little House in the Fairy Wood by Ethel Cook Eliot
  19. I have not heard a sound from your room. – The Old Stone House by Anne March
  20. It doesn't sound any different. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr
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