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What does the word sound mean? Find synonyms, antonyms and the meaning of the word sound in our free online dictionary! Find words starting with sound and anagrams of sound.

Definitions of "sound"

  • Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing. noun
  • Transmitted vibrations of any frequency. noun
  • The sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such vibrations in the air or other medium. noun
  • Such sensations considered as a group. noun
  • A distinctive noise: a hollow sound. noun
  • The distance over which something can be heard: within sound of my voice. noun
  • Linguistics An articulation made by the vocal apparatus: a vowel sound. noun
  • Linguistics The distinctive character of such an articulation: The words bear and bare have the same sound. noun
  • A mental impression; an implication: didn't like the sound of the invitation. noun
  • Auditory material that is recorded, as for a movie. noun
  • Meaningless noise. noun
  • Music A distinctive style, as of an orchestra or a singer. noun
  • Archaic Rumor; report. noun
  • To make or give forth a sound: The siren sounded. verb-intransitive
  • To be given forth as a sound: The fanfare sounded. verb-intransitive
  • To present a particular impression: That argument sounds reasonable. verb-intransitive
  • To cause to give forth or produce a sound: sounded the gong. verb-transitive
  • To summon, announce, or signal by a sound: sound a warning. verb-transitive
  • Linguistics To articulate; pronounce: sound a vowel. verb-transitive

The word "sound" in example sentences

In. by sound, like the word "Numbers" which Macready proposed, and which is really _not a genuine In. by sound_, is of little service to a poor memory.. [Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget]

Give the name and the sound of each of the letters in the three following words: _letters, name, sound_.. [Graded Lessons in English an Elementary English Grammar Consisting of One Hundred Practical Lessons, Carefully Graded and Adapted to the Class-Room]

All motion pictures might be characterized as _space measured without sound, plus time measured without sound_.. [The Art of the Moving Picture]

Intimate-and-friendly Photoplay, especially when it is developed from the standpoint of the last part of chapter nine, _space measured without sound plus time measured without sound_.. [The Art of the Moving Picture]

_ I say -- "silver sound" because musicians _sound for silver_.. [Shakespeare and Music With Illustrations from the Music of the 16th and 17th centuries]

In the second stanza, "I sound not at the news of wreck," _sound_ is an old form of _swoon_.. [Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age]

Evidently part of her lungs must be _very_ sound still; and they say _no one's_ lungs are _quite sound_.. [The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843) A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861]

Pilgrims of all sorts resort thither from all the surrounding countries, even from Persia and China; and having purified themselves by washing in the pool below, they go to the top of the mountain, near which hangs a bell, which they strike, and consider its sound as a symbol of their having been purified; _as if any other bell, on being struck, would not sound_.. [A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 07]

see, the "ee" sound of the letter "i" in lesbian makes you pull your mouth into a smile which is why photographers have you say "cheese" - because the cheeks go up and the mouth widens for the "ee" sound*. [Smile Like You Mean It]

The term "sound barrier" was coined for when an aircraft attempted to move from transonic to supersonic speed.. [Peter Baksa: Can Our Limitations Be Created by Our Thinking?]

“Tally,” Cay said, making the word sound heavy and forbidding.. [Judge deveraux]

“You are beautiful!” she said in a way that made the word sound like an accusation.. [Judge deveraux]

(The Prelude 1805 2. 324-28) "The 'power in sound' is the severe music of the signifier or of an inward echoing that is both intensely human and ghostly," says Geoffrey Hartman, hearing in these lines an even more radically pressured. [Sounding Romantic: The Sound of Sound]

Petitioning for, and sometimes crowding into the same literal space, and open for punning (O Pun! to honor Charles Lamb), there are Old English tributes of sound (test the depths); sound from a different source for healthy (sane), and with a slight shift, as in sound asleep, whole, entire; and the waters. [Sounding Romantic: The Sound of Sound]

Her New York accent made the word sound like loy-uh.. [Fly Away Home]

“Clagg,” said Killeen, and she made the name sound like a curse.. [Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon]

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