NounSound (plural Sounds)
- A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium.
- A vibration capable of causing this.
- (music) A distinctive style and sonority of a particular musician, orchestra etc
- A probe (e.g. a surgeon's tool)
- (geography): Long narrow inlet. (Puget Sound, Owen Sound, etc.)
- Complete, solid, or secure.
- (mathematics, logic) (argument, logical system) having the soundness property.
- (UK, slang) Good or a good thing.
- sound asleep; quietly resting, sleeping peacefully; undisturbed
- (intransitive) To produce a sound.
- (intransitive, copulative) To convey an impression by one's sound.
- (intransitive, law) To arise or to be recognizable as arising within a particular area of law.
- (transitive) To cause to produce a sound.
- (phonetics) To pronounce a vowel or a consonant.
- (intransitive) dive downwards, used of a whale.
Adjectives for Sound
incongruous; obdurate; joyful; financial; explosive; ecstatic; numerous (plural); roaring; hissing; peculiar; quavering; plaintive; sprinkled; similar; lamentable; languid; unauthorized; elementary; crisp; muffled; unearthly; affrighting; thundering; lulling; empty; winged; perfidious; tinkling; imposing; ear-splitting; flat; petulant; scratching; powerful; human; horrid; answering; pulsating; puffing; monotonous; cropping; discordant; ominous; multitudinous (pi); articulate; distinct; terrible; mysterious; harmonious; faint; moaning; jarring; agreeable; perfect; blithe; thwacking; sad; romantic; weird; furtive; immortal; obnoxious; maddening; unresting; hideous; menacing; onomatopoeic; agglomerative; endearing; tuneful; stormy; incessant; plain; strange; dentilingual; obstructed; hoarse; chuckling; caressing; murmuring; animated; understanding; munching; increasing; howling; hollow; sullen; meaningless; cruel; heterogeneous; droning; pinging; wandering; delicious; cracking; kindred; spiritual; convulsed; clattering; perpetual; humming; evil; flattering; various (plural); murderous; consecutive; rumbling; gurgling; sensuous; rattling; joyous; dubious; rushing; monosyllabic; muttering; celestial; sweet; stealthy; whizzing; soothing; slight; throaty; suggestive; melodious; eminent; confused; melancholy; healing; whistling; vague; clashing; raving; siren; repining; soft; recurrent; lambent; portentous; carefree; grunting; mirthful; false; sighing; raspy; idle; vocal; conversational; hammering; chirping; shocking; rhythmic; blissful; scientific; droll; harsh; fundamental; continuous; appalling; ghostly.
Verbs for Sound
absorb—; alter—; attune to—; carry—; communicate—; deaden—; detect—; dilute —; direct—; disguise—; echo—; elicit—; emit—; give forth—; induce—; lessen—; limit—; mellow—; muffle—; interpret—; sharpen—; smother—; transmit—; waft—; visualize—; smother—; —alarms; —babbles ; —ceases; —comforts; —dins; —echoes; —emanates; —s emerge; —falls; —s gibber; — gurgle; —lulls; —penetrates; — reawakens; —reechoes; —registers; —reverberates; —scatters; — trouble; —vanishes.
Adverbs for Sound
fortunately; wholesomely; securely; luckily; admirably; commendably; satisfactorily; unusually; magnificently; splendidly; impressively; gloriously; perfectly; remarkably; excellently; sufficiently; superbly; miraculously; peremptorily; exasperatlngly; incessantly; harshly; audibly; incredibly; importunately; celestially; mournfully; incongruously; thunderously; monotonously; discordantly; ominously; mysteriously; jarringly; thwackingly; weirdly; obnoxiously; portentously; appallingly.
Middle English sounden, from Old French sonder, from sonde (“sounding line”) of Germanic origin, compare O.E. sundgyrd (“a sounding rod”), sundline (“a sounding line”), O.E. sund (“water", "sea”). More at Etymology 3 above
most likely from a slighty altered usage of Etymology 1
Sound m. inv.