Dictionary Results for sound


1. sound - noun

· the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"

Hypernym(s): sound_property

Antonym(s): silence




2. sound - noun

· the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"

Synonym(s): auditory_sensation

Hypernym(s): sensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense_experience, sense_impression, sense_datum




3. sound - noun

· mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"

Hypernym(s): mechanical_phenomenon




4. sound - noun

· the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




5. sound - noun

· the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials"

Synonym(s): audio

Hypernym(s): auditory_communication




6. sound - noun

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

Synonym(s): phone, speech_sound

Hypernym(s): language_unit, linguistic_unit




7. sound - noun

· a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

Synonym(s): strait

Hypernym(s): channel




8. sound - noun

· a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"

Hypernym(s): body_of_water, water




9. sound - verb

· appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"

Hypernym(s): look, appear, seem




10. sound - verb

· make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"

Synonym(s): go

Hypernym(s): cause_to_be_perceived




11. sound - verb

· give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"




12. sound - verb

· announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"

Hypernym(s): announce, denote




13. sound - verb

· utter with vibrating vocal chords

Synonym(s): voice, vocalize, vocalise

Hypernym(s): pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound_out, enunciate, say




14. sound - verb

· cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"




15. sound - verb

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

Synonym(s): fathom

Hypernym(s): quantify, measure




16. sound - adjective

· financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"

Antonym(s): unsound




17. sound - adjective

· 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 sound explanation for his decision"

Synonym(s): healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed




18. sound - adjective

· in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"

Antonym(s): unsound




19. sound - adjective

· in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"

Synonym(s): good




20. sound - adjective

· logically valid; "a sound argument"

Synonym(s): reasoned, well-grounded




21. sound - adjective

· having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"

Synonym(s): legal, effectual




22. sound - adjective

· vigorous or severe; "a sound thrashing"




23. sound - adjective

· free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"




24. sound - adjective

· (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"

Synonym(s): heavy, profound, wakeless




25. sound - adjective

· complete; thorough; "politicians have no sound grasp of technology issues"; "he has a sound understanding of the law"





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