sound  

  • Word Definitions
    • (n): the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"  
    • (n): the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"  
    • (n): the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials"  
    • (n): (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language  
    • (n): the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"  
    • (n): a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"  
    • (n): a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water  
    • (n): mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"  
    • (v): measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line  
    • (v): utter with vibrating vocal chords  
    • (v): appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"  
    • (v): give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"  
    • (v): make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm''"; "The gun went `bang''"  
    • (v): cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"  
    • (v): announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"  
    • (s): thorough; "a sound thrashing"  
    • (s): (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"  
    • (s): in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"  
    • (s): 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 advi  
    • (s): free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"  
    • (a): financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"  
    • (a): in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"  
    • (s): having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"  
    • (s): reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; "a sound argument"  
    • (r): deeply or completely; "slept soundly through the storm"; "is sound asleep"  

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