Associations to the word «Sound»


SOUND, adjective. Healthy.
SOUND, adjective. Complete, solid, or secure.
SOUND, adjective. (mathematics) (logic) Having the property of soundness.
SOUND, adjective. (British) (slang) Good.
SOUND, adjective. (of sleep) Quiet and deep. Sound asleep means sleeping peacefully, often deeply.
SOUND, adjective. Heavy; laid on with force.
SOUND, adjective. Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective.
SOUND, adverb. Soundly.
SOUND, interjection. (British) (slang) Yes; used to show agreement or understanding, generally without much enthusiasm.
SOUND, noun. A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium.
SOUND, noun. A vibration capable of causing such sensations.
SOUND, noun. (music) A distinctive style and sonority of a particular musician, orchestra etc
SOUND, noun. Noise without meaning; empty noise.
SOUND, verb. (intransitive) To produce a sound.
SOUND, verb. (copulative) To convey an impression by one's sound.
SOUND, verb. (intransitive) To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.
SOUND, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To resound.
SOUND, verb. (intransitive) (legal) (often with in) To arise or to be recognizable as arising in or from a particular area of law.
SOUND, verb. (transitive) To cause to produce a sound.
SOUND, verb. (transitive) (phonetics) (of a vowel or consonant) To pronounce.
SOUND, noun. (geography) A long narrow inlet, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean.
SOUND, noun. The air bladder of a fish.
SOUND, noun. A cuttlefish.
SOUND, verb. (intransitive) Dive downwards, used of a whale.
SOUND, verb. To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.
SOUND, verb. Test; ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.
SOUND, verb. (medicine) To examine with the instrument called a sound, or by auscultation or percussion.
SOUND, noun. A long, thin probe for sounding body cavities or canals such as the urethra.
SOUND, proper noun. The strait that separates Zealand (an island of Denmark) from Scania (part of Sweden); also sometimes called by the Danish name, Øresund.
SOUND AS A BELL, adjective. (simile) (colloquial) In excellent condition.
SOUND AS A DOLLAR, adjective. (dated) Very secure and dependable.
SOUND AS A DOLLAR, adjective. (dated) Sturdy, well made.
SOUND AS A POUND, adjective. (UK) (informal) wholesome; reliable; in good condition
SOUND AS A ROACH, adjective. Perfectly sound.
SOUND ASLEEP, adjective. (idiomatic) Sleeping still and silently.
SOUND BARRIER, noun. (uncountable) Sonic barrier, popular, non-scientific term for the sudden increase in drag (resistance) and other effects experienced by moving objects when their speed approaches that of sound or becomes supersonic (which used to be considered a barrier to higher speeds).
SOUND BARRIER, noun. (countable) A noise barrier, a structure beside a highway designed to reduce the noise of traffic.
SOUND BARRIERS, noun. Plural of sound barrier
SOUND BITE, noun. (journalism) (television) An extract from a speech or interview used as edited into a news or other broadcast; an interview clip, especially seen as particularly expressive or pithy.
SOUND BITE, noun. (often pejorative) A one-liner deliberately produced for this purpose; a statement specifically intended to be punchy and memorable.
SOUND BITES, noun. Plural of sound bite
SOUND BLIMP, noun. A housing attached to a camera in order to reduce the shutter click sound.
SOUND BOX, noun. (music) The open chamber (resonator) of a stringed musical instrument, which intensifies its tone.
SOUND BOXES, noun. Plural of sound box
SOUND CARD, noun. (computer hardware) A computer hardware device used for generating and capturing sounds.
SOUND CARDS, noun. Plural of sound card
SOUND CHANGE, noun. (linguistics) Any process of language change that affects pronunciation (phonetic change) or sound system structures (phonological change), manifested as a replacement of one speech sound (or, more generally, one phonetic feature) by another, as the complete loss of the affected sound, or by the introduction of a new sound in a place where there previously was none.
SOUND CHANGES, noun. Plural of sound change
SOUND EFFECT, noun. An artificially created or enhanced sound, used to accompany the action of a dramatic production, such as a film, play or video game
SOUND EFFECTS, noun. Plural of sound effect
SOUND ENERGY, noun. (physics) The energy present in a sound wave
SOUND ENGINEER, noun. One who practices sound engineering.
SOUND ENGINEERING, noun. (uncountable) The technical discipline of recording and producing sound.
SOUND ENGINEERING, noun. (less frequently) Engineering which is sound in the sense of being reliable.
SOUND HEAD, noun. A component of a film projector or similar device that reads or writes audio signals in electromagnetic form.
SOUND HEADS, noun. Plural of sound head
SOUND HOLE, noun. (music) An opening in the belly of a stringed instrument that increases its volume and enhance its tone quality
SOUND HOLES, noun. Plural of sound hole
SOUND ISOLATION, noun. (sound) (headphones) the property of blocking off outside sound through use of materials that reduce sound transmission from the exterior environment into the interior environment
SOUND LAW, noun. (linguistics) A rule that describes historical sound change (the change in pronunciation of a sound) in a language.
SOUND MIRROR, noun. An acoustic mirror.
SOUND MIRRORS, noun. Plural of sound mirror
SOUND OFF, verb. To hold forth about something in an opinionated manner
SOUND OUT, verb. (transitive) To question and listen attentively in order to discover a person's opinion, intent, or preference, especially by using indirect conversational remarks.
SOUND OUT, verb. (transitive) To pronounce a word or phrase by articulating each of its letters or syllables slowly in sequence.
SOUND OUT, verb. (intransitive) To speak or sing loudly, to call out.
SOUND POST, noun. (music) (lutherie) A dowel located in the interior of an instrument of the violin family, sandwiched between the sound board and the back plate (but not glued to them), whose primary purpose is to counter the pressure of the tensed strings on the sound board (through the bridge), and whose beneficial side effect is to transmit sound from the sound board to the back plate, aiding to produce resonance.
SOUND POSTS, noun. Plural of sound post
SOUND STAGE, noun. A soundproof room or building used for the production of movies or of television programmes
SOUND SYSTEM, noun. An electronic system used to reproduce sound.
SOUND SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of sound system
SOUND TRACK, noun. Alternative spelling of soundtrack
SOUND TRACKS, noun. Plural of sound track
SOUND TRUCK, noun. A vehicle equipped with loudspeakers, used for advertizing.
SOUND TRUCKS, noun. Plural of sound truck
SOUND WAVE, noun. (physics) the longitudinal wave of pressure that is transmitted through any plastic material; audible sound.
SOUND WAVES, noun. Plural of sound wave

Dictionary definition

SOUND, noun. The particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music".
SOUND, noun. The subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds".
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".
SOUND, noun. The sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them".
SOUND, noun. The audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials".
SOUND, noun. (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language.
SOUND, noun. A narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water.
SOUND, noun. A large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast".
SOUND, verb. Appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting".
SOUND, verb. Make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'".
SOUND, verb. Give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy".
SOUND, verb. Announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm".
SOUND, verb. Utter with vibrating vocal chords.
SOUND, verb. Cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note".
SOUND, verb. Measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line.
SOUND, adjective. Financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy".
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".
SOUND, adjective. In good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation".
SOUND, adjective. In excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body".
SOUND, adjective. Logically valid; "a sound argument".
SOUND, adjective. Having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property".
SOUND, adjective. Free from moral defect; "a man of sound character".
SOUND, adjective. (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep".
SOUND, adjective. Thorough; "a sound thrashing".

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes