Definitions for sound

Definitions for (noun) sound

Main entry: sound

Definition: the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause

Usage: the sound of rain on the roof; the beautiful sound of music

Main entry: auditory sensation, sound

Definition: the subjective sensation of hearing something

Usage: he strained to hear the faint sounds

Main entry: audio, sound

Definition: the audible part of a transmitted signal

Usage: they always raise the audio for commercials

Main entry: sound, speech sound, phone

Definition: (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

Main entry: sound

Definition: the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Usage: the sound awakened them

Main entry: sound

Definition: a large ocean inlet or deep bay

Usage: the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast

Main entry: strait, sound

Definition: a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

Main entry: sound

Definition: 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

Definitions for (verb) sound

Main entry: sound, fathom

Definition: measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

Main entry: sound, vocalise, vocalize, voice

Definition: utter with vibrating vocal chords

Main entry: sound

Definition: appear in a certain way

Usage: This sounds interesting

Main entry: sound

Definition: give off a certain sound or sounds

Usage: This record sounds scratchy

Main entry: sound, go

Definition: make a certain noise or sound

Usage: She went `Mmmmm'; The gun went `bang'

Main entry: sound

Definition: cause to sound

Usage: sound the bell; sound a certain note

Main entry: sound

Definition: announce by means of a sound

Usage: sound the alarm

Definitions for (adj) sound

Main entry: sound

Definition: thorough

Usage: a sound thrashing

Main entry: profound, wakeless, heavy, sound

Definition: (of sleep) deep and complete

Usage: a heavy sleep; fell into a profound sleep; a sound sleeper; deep wakeless sleep

Main entry: sound, good

Definition: in excellent physical condition

Usage: good teeth; I still have one good leg; a sound mind in a sound body

Main entry: healthy, intelligent, sound, level-headed, levelheaded

Definition: 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

Main entry: sound

Definition: free from moral defect

Usage: a man of sound character

Main entry: sound

Definition: financially secure and safe

Usage: sound investments; a sound economy

Main entry: sound

Definition: in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay

Usage: a sound timber; the wall is sound; a sound foundation

Main entry: effectual, sound, legal

Definition: having legal efficacy or force

Usage: a sound title to the property

Main entry: sound, reasoned, well-grounded

Definition: logically valid

Usage: a sound argument

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