HyperDic: sound

English > 25 senses of the word sound:
NOUNattributesoundthe particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
cognitionsound, auditory sensationthe subjective sensation of hearing something
phenomenonsoundmechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
eventsoundthe sudden occurrence of an audible event
communicationsound, audiothe audible part of a transmitted signal
communicationsound, phone, speech sound(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
objectsound, straita narrow channel of the sea joining two larger / larger bodies of water
objectsounda large ocean inlet or deep bay
VERBperceptionsoundappear in a certain way
perceptionsound, gomake a certain noise or sound
perceptionsoundgive ... / give off a certain sound or sounds
perceptionsoundannounce by means of a sound
communicationsound, voice, vocalize, vocaliseutter with vibrating vocal chords
perceptionsoundcause to sound
changesound, fathommeasure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
ADJECTIVEallsoundfinancially secure and safe
allsound, healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headedexercising or showing good judgment
allsoundin good condition
allsound, goodin excellent physical condition
allsound, reasoned, well-groundedlogically valid
allsound, legal, effectualhaving legal efficacy or force
allsoundvigorous or severe
allsoundfree from moral defect
allsound, heavy, profound, wakeless(of sleep) deep and complete
allsoundthorough
sound > pronunciation
Soundssaw'nd
Rhymesabound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > sound: 25 senses > adjective 1
Meaningfinancially secure and safe.
Examples
  • "sound investments"
  • "a sound economy"
Narrowerdependable, good, safe, securefinancially sound
healthyfinancially secure and functioning well
solidfinancially sound
stableFirm and dependable
See alsofitphysically and mentally sound or healthy
healthyHaving or indicating good health in body or mind
unbrokennot broken
undamagednot harmed or spoiled
uninjurednot injured / injured physically or mentally
wholesomeconducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
Oppositeunsoundnot sound financially
Nounssoundnessa state or condition free from damage or decay
English > sound: 25 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExercising or showing good judgment.
Examples
  • "a sound approach to the problem"
  • "sound advice"
  • "no sound explanation for his decision"
Synonymshealthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed
Broaderreasonable, sensibleshowing reason or sound judgment
Spanishacertado, inteligente, razonable, sensato
Catalanencertat, intel·ligent, raonable, sensat
English > sound: 25 senses > adjective 3
MeaningIn good condition; free from defect / defect or damage or decay.
Examples
  • "a sound timber"
  • "the wall is sound"
  • "a sound foundation"
Narrowersolid, strong, substantialOf good quality and condition
Oppositeunsoundnot in good condition
Nounssoundnessa state or condition free from damage or decay
English > sound: 25 senses > adjective 4
MeaningIn excellent physical condition.
Example "a sound mind in a sound body"
Synonymgood
BroaderhealthyHaving or indicating good health in body or mind
Spanishbien, bueno, sano
Catalan, bo, sa
Nounssoundnessthe muscle tone of healthy tissue
English > sound: 25 senses > adjective 5
Meaninglogically valid.
Example"a sound argument"
Synonymsreasoned, well-grounded
BroadervalidWell grounded in logic / logic or truth or having legal force
Spanishrazonado
Catalanraonat
Nounssoundnessthe quality of being prudent and sensible
English > sound: 25 senses > adjective 6
MeaningHaving legal efficacy or force.
Example"a sound title to the property"
Synonymslegal, effectual
BroadervalidWell grounded in logic / logic or truth or having legal force
Spanishlegal
English > sound: 25 senses > adjective 7
MeaningVigorous or severe.
Example"a sound thrashing"
BroaderstrongHaving strength or power greater than average or expected
English > sound: 25 senses > adjective 8
MeaningFree from moral defect.
Example"a man of sound character"
BroaderrighteousCharacterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
Nounssoundnessthe quality of being prudent and sensible
English > sound: 25 senses > adjective 9
Meaning(of sleep) deep and complete.
Example "a sound sleeper"
Synonymsheavy, profound, wakeless
Broaderdeeprelatively deep or strong
Spanishprofundo
Adverbssoundlydeeply or completely
English > sound: 25 senses > adjective 10
MeaningThorough.
Example"a sound thrashing"
BroadercompleteHaving every necessary or normal part or component or step
Adverbssoundlycompletely and absolutely ('good' is sometimes used informally for 'thoroughly')
English > sound: 25 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe particular auditory effect produced by a given cause.
Examples
  • "the sound of rain on the roof"
  • "the beautiful sound of music"
Narrowernoisiness, racketinessThe auditory effect characterized by loud and constant noise
ringA characteristic sound
unison(music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves
voiceThe distinctive quality or pitch or condition / condition of a person's speech
Broadersound propertyAn attribute of sound
Oppositesilence, quietThe absence of sound
Spanishsonido, son
Catalanso
Verbssoundmake a certain noise or sound
soundcause to sound
soundannounce by means of a sound
soundgive ... / give off a certain sound or sounds
English > sound: 25 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe subjective sensation of hearing something.
Example"he strained to hear the faint sounds"
Synonymauditory sensation
NarrowerdubThe new sounds added by dubbing
music, euphonyAny agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
music(music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)
noise, dissonance, racketThe auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality
tone, pure toneA steady sound without overtones
Broadersensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datumAn unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
Spanishsensación auditiva, sentido del oído, sonido
Catalansensació auditiva, so
Verbssoundcause to sound
soundannounce by means of a sound
soundgive ... / give off a certain sound or sounds
English > sound: 25 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
Meaningmechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium.
Example"falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
NarrowerultrasoundVery high frequency sound
Broadermechanical phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion / motion of objects
Spanishsonido
Verbssoundmake a certain noise or sound
soundcause to sound
soundannounce by means of a sound
soundgive ... / give off a certain sound or sounds
English > sound: 25 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningThe sudden occurrence of an audible event.
Example"the sound awakened them"
NarrowerbeatThe sound of stroke or blow / blow
beep, bleepA short high tone produced as a signal or warning
bell, tollThe sound of a bell being struck
bongA dull resonant sound as of a bell
buzz, bombilation, bombinationsound of rapid vibration
chink, click, clinkA short light metallic sound
chirpA sharp sound made by small birds or insects
chirrup, twitterA series of chirps
chorusAny utterance produced simultaneously by a group
click-clackA succession of clicks
clip-clop, clippety-clop, clop, clopping, clunking, clumpingThe sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
cryThe characteristic utterance of an animal
dingA ringing sound
drip, drippingThe sound of a liquid / liquid falling drop by drop
drumThe sound of a drum
footfall, footstep, stepThe sound of a step of someone walking
gargleThe sound produced while gargling
gurgleThe bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck
jingle, jangleA metallic sound
knock, knockingThe sound of knocking / knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitationA low continuous indistinct sound
noisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
paradiddle, roll, drum rollThe sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
pat, rap, tapThe sound made by a gentle blow
patterA quick succession of light rapid sounds
peal, pealing, roll, rollingA deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
pingA sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
plunkA hollow twanging sound
pop, poppingA sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
purrA low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
quackThe harsh sound of a duck
quaverA tremulous sound
ring, ringing, tintinnabulationThe sound of a bell ringing
rub-a-dub, rataplan, drumbeatThe sound made by beating a drum
sighA sound like a person sighing
skirlThe sound of (the chanter of) a bagpipe
songA distinctive or characteristic sound
strumsound of strumming
susurration, susurrusThe indistinct sound of people whispering
swishA brushing or rustling sound
tappingThe sound of light blow or knock
throbbingA sound with a strong rhythmic beat
thrumA thrumming sound
thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thudA heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
thunkA dull hollow sound
tick, tickingA metallic tapping sound
ting, tinkleA light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
tootA blast of a horn
tootleThe sound of casual playing on a musical instrument
trample, tramplingThe sound of heavy treading or stomping
twangA sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
vibrato(music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch
voiceA sound suggestive of a vocal utterance
vroomThe roaring sound made by a motor that is running at high speed
whackThe sound made by a sharp swift blow / blow
whir, whirr, whirring, birrsound of something in rapid motion
whistle, whistlingThe sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture / aperture
whizA buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
zingA brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound
zizzA buzzing or whizzing / whizzing sound
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishruido, sonido, son
Catalanso, soroll
Verbssoundmake a certain noise or sound
soundcause to sound
soundannounce by means of a sound
soundgive ... / give off a certain sound or sounds
English > sound: 25 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe audible part of a transmitted signal.
Synonymaudio
Part oftelevision, telecasting, TV, videobroadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
Broaderauditory communicationcommunication that relies on hearing
Spanishaudio, sonido, volumen
Catalanàudio, so
Verbssoundmake a certain noise or sound
soundannounce by means of a sound
English > sound: 25 senses > noun 6, communication
Meaning(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language.
Synonymsphone, speech sound
CategoryphoneticsThe branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
Part ofutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
NarrowerconsonantA speech sound that is not a vowel
orinasal phone, orinasalA speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)
phoneme(linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
semivowel, glideA vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
sonant, voiced soundA speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
vowel, vowel soundA speech sound made with the vocal tract open
Broaderlanguage unit, linguistic unitOne of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
Spanishfonema, fono, sonido
Catalanfonema, so
Verbssoundutter with vibrating vocal chords
soundannounce by means of a sound
English > sound: 25 senses > noun 7, object
MeaningA narrow channel of the sea joining two larger / larger bodies of water.
Synonymstrait
InstancesBering StraitA strait connecting the Bering Sea to the Arctic Ocean
BosporusA strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea
Cook StraitA narrow strait separating the North Island and South Island in New Zealand
Dardanelles, Canakkale Bogazi, HellespontThe strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
East RiverA tidal strait separating Manhattan and the Bronx from Queens and Brooklyn
Golden GateA strait in western California that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean
KattegattA strait of the North Sea between Jutland and Sweden
Korean Strait, Korea StraitA strait between Korea and Japan
Menai StraitA strait in northern Wales between Anglesey Island and the mainland
North ChannelA strait between Northern Ireland and Scotland that connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea
Skagerrak, SkagerakA broad strait of the North Sea between Jutland and Norway
SolentA strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Strait of Dover, Strait of Calais, Pas de CalaisThe strait between the English Channel and the North Sea
Strait of GeorgiaThe strait separating Vancouver Island from the Canadian mainland
Strait of GibraltarThe strait between Spain and Africa
Strait of Hormuz, Strait of OrmuzA strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman
Strait of MagellanThe strait separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands to the south of the continent
Strait of MalaccaThe strait between the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
Strait of MessinaThe strait separating Sicily from the tip of Italy
Torres StraitA strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea
NarrowernarrowA narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
BroaderchannelA deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger / larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
Spanishestrecho, paso, seno
Catalanestret
English > sound: 25 senses > noun 8, object
MeaningA large ocean inlet or deep bay.
Example"the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
InstancesLong Island SoundA sound between Long Island and Connecticut
Puget SoundAn inlet of the North Pacific in northwestern Washington State
Queen Charlotte SoundAn inlet of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia
Broaderbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
Verbssoundmeasure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
English > sound: 25 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningAppear in a certain way.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective
ModelJohn will sound angry
Example"This sounds interesting"
Broaderlook, appear, seemGive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
Spanishparecer, sonar, tener pinta
Catalanfer fila, semblar, sonar
English > sound: 25 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningmake a certain noise or sound.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective
ModelThe woods sound with many kinds of birds
Synonymgo
Caused byring, knellmake (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
soundCause to sound
NarrowerbangTo produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound
bleepemit a single short high-pitched signal
blowmake a sound as if blown
blowsound by having air expelled through a tube
boom, dinmake a resonant sound, like artillery
boom, boom outmake a deep hollow sound
buzz, bombinate, bombilatemake a buzzing sound
chatter, clickclick repeatedly or uncontrollably
chimeemit a sound
chugmake a dull, explosive sound
clang, clangormake a loud noise
clangor, clangourmake a loud resonant noise
clankmake a clank
click, tickmake a clicking or ticking sound
clop, clump, clunk, plunkmake or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
crackmake a very sharp explosive sound
crashMake a sudden loud sound
dronemake a monotonous low dull sound
drum, beat, thrummake a rhythmic sound
glugmake a gurgling sound as of liquid issuing from a bottle
gugglemake a sound like a liquid / liquid that is being poured from a bottle
gurglemake sounds similar to gurgling water
honk, blare, beep, claxon, tootmake a loud noise
hum, thrumsound with a monotonous hum
lap, swish, swosh, swooshMove with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
make noise, resound, noiseemit a noise
patter, pitter-pattermake light, rapid and repeated sounds
pingmake a short high-pitched sound
pink, ping, knocksound like a car engine that is firing too early
popmake a sharp explosive noise
rattlemake short successive sounds
resonate, vibratesound with resonance
resound, echo, ring, reverberatering or echo with sound
ring, pealsound loudly and sonorously
ripple, babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgleFlow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
rollemit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound
rumble, grumblemake a low noise
rustlemake a dry crackling sound
skirlmake a shrill, wailing sound
snap, crackmake a sharp sound
snarlmake a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise
splash, splosh, slosh, slushmake a splashing sound
splatgive ... / give off the sound of a bullet flattening on impact
squelchmake a sucking sound
tap, rap, knock, pinkmake light, repeated taps on a surface
thud, thumpmake a dull sound
tick, ticktock, ticktack, beatmake a sound like a clock or a timer / timer
tingmake a light, metallic sound
tinkle, tink, clink, chinkmake or emit a high sound
trumpproduce a sound as if from a trumpet
twangsound with a twang
tweet, twirpmake a weak, chirping sound
whishmake a sibilant sound
whistle, singmake a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
whistlemake whistling sounds
whizz, whiz, whirr, whir, birr, purrmake a soft swishing sound
Broadercause to be perceivedHave perceptible qualities
Spanishhacer ruido, sonar
Catalanfer sorolls, sonar
Nounssoundthe particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
soundthe audible part of a transmitted signal
soundthe sudden occurrence of an audible event
soundmechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
English > sound: 25 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaninggive ... / give off a certain sound or sounds.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective
Example"This record sounds scratchy"
Narrowercackelmake a cackling sound
dissonateBe dissonant or harsh
piercesound sharply or shrilly
playemit recorded sound
speakmake a characteristic or natural sound
Spanishsonar
Catalansonar
Nounssoundthe particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
soundthe subjective sensation of hearing something
soundthe sudden occurrence of an audible event
soundmechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
English > sound: 25 senses > verb 4, perception
Meaningannounce by means of a sound.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"sound the alarm"
Broaderannounce, denotemake known
Spanishdar la alarma
Catalansonar l'alarma
Nounssoundthe particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
soundthe subjective sensation of hearing something
soundthe audible part of a transmitted signal
sound(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
soundthe sudden occurrence of an audible event
soundmechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
English > sound: 25 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningUtter with vibrating vocal chords.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsvoice, vocalize, vocalise
Narrowerchirkmake a shrill creaking, squeaking, or noise, as of a door, mouse, or bird
quaver, wavergive off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
Broaderpronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
OppositedevoiceUtter with tense vocal chords
Spanishvocalizar
Nounssonanta speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
sound(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
English > sound: 25 senses > verb 6, perception
MeaningCause to sound.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "sound the bell"
  • "sound a certain note"
Cause tosound, gomake a certain noise or sound
NarrowerblowPlay or sound a wind instrument
clinkmake a high sound typical of glass
gongsound a gong / gong
playPerform music on (a musical instrument)
popCause to make a sharp explosive sound
prepareLead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord
ring, knellmake (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
strum, thrumsound the strings of (a string instrument)
tingCause to make a ting
twangCause to sound with a twang
See alsosound offstart playing
Spanishhacer sonar, sonar
Catalanfer sonar, sonar
Nounssoundthe particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
soundthe subjective sensation of hearing something
soundthe sudden occurrence of an audible event
soundmechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
English > sound: 25 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningMeasure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymfathom
Broaderquantify, measureExpress as a number or measure or quantity
Spanishsondar, sondear
Catalansondar
Nounssounda large ocean inlet or deep bay
soundera device for making soundings
soundingthe act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)
soundinga measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line

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