Sound

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Noun

Sound (plural Sounds)
  1. A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium.
    1. A vibration capable of causing this.
  2. (music) A distinctive style and sonority of a particular musician, orchestra etc
  3. A probe (e.g. a surgeon's tool)
  4. (geography): Long narrow inlet. (Puget Sound, Owen Sound, etc.)

Adjective

Sound (comparative sounder, superlative soundest)

  1. Healthy.
  2. Complete, solid, or secure.
  3. (mathematics, logic) (argument, logical system) having the soundness property.
  4. (UK, slang) Good or a good thing.
  5. sound asleep; quietly resting, sleeping peacefully; undisturbed

Verb

Sound (third-person singular simple present Sounds, present participle Sounding, simple past and past participle Sounded)

  1. (intransitive) To produce a sound.
  2. (intransitive, copulative) To convey an impression by one's sound.
  3. (intransitive, law) To arise or to be recognizable as arising within a particular area of law.
  4. (transitive) To cause to produce a sound.
  5. (phonetics) To pronounce a vowel or a consonant.
  6. (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.

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Italian

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Sound m. inv.

  1. (music) sound (distinctive style and sonority)

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