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sound  

[2]  
      adj  
1    free from damage, injury, decay, etc.  
2    firm; solid; substantial  
a sound basis     
3    financially safe or stable  
a sound investment     
4    showing good judgment or reasoning; sensible; wise  
sound advice     
5    valid, logical, or justifiable  
a sound argument     
6    holding approved beliefs; ethically correct; upright; honest  
7    (of sleep) deep; peaceful; unbroken  
8    thorough; complete  
a sound examination     
9      (Law)   (of a title, etc.) free from defect; legally valid  
10    constituting a valid and justifiable application of correct principles; orthodox  
sound theology     
11      (Logic)  
a    (of a deductive argument) valid  
b    (of an inductive argument) according with whatever principles ensure the high probability of the truth of the conclusion given the truth of the premises  
c       another word for       consistent       5b  
      adv  
12    soundly; deeply: now archaic except when applied to sleep  
     (Old English sund; related to Old Saxon gisund, Old High German gisunt)  
  soundly      adv  
  soundness      n  
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Sound  
      n   the. a strait between SW Sweden and Sjælland (Denmark), linking the Kattegat with the Baltic: busy shipping lane. Length: 113 km (70 miles). Narrowest point: 5 km (3 miles),   (Swedish and Danish name)    Øresund  


Albemarle Sound  
      n   an inlet of the Atlantic in NE North Carolina. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)  
double-system sound recording  
      n     (Films)   a system in which picture and sound are taken simultaneously and the sound is recorded separately on magnetic tape  
Mcmurdo Sound  
      n   an inlet of the Ross Sea in Antarctica, north of Victoria Land  
optical sound  
      n   sound recorded in the form of a photographic image on cinematograph films  
Pamlico Sound  
      n   an inlet of the Atlantic between the E coast of North Carolina and its chain of offshore islands. Length: 130 km (80 miles)  
Puget Sound  
      n   an inlet of the Pacific in NW Washington. Length: about 130 km (80 miles)  
re-sound  
      vb   to sound or cause to sound again  
sound   [1]  
      n  
1   
a    a periodic disturbance in the pressure or density of a fluid or in the elastic strain of a solid, produced by a vibrating object. It has a velocity in air at sea level at 0°C of 332 metres per second (743 miles per hour) and travels as longitudinal waves  
b    (as modifier)  
a sound wave     
2    modifier   of or relating to radio as distinguished from television  
sound broadcasting, sound radio     
3    the sensation produced by such a periodic disturbance in the organs of hearing  
4    anything that can be heard  
5    a particular instance, quality, or type of sound  
the sound of running water     
6    volume or quality of sound  
a radio with poor sound     
7    the area or distance over which something can be heard  
to be born within the sound of Big Ben     
8    the impression or implication of something  
I don't like the sound of that     
9      (Phonetics)   the auditory effect produced by a specific articulation or set of related articulations  
10    often pl  
Slang   music, esp. rock, jazz, or pop  
      vb  
11    to cause (something, such as an instrument) to make a sound or (of an instrument, etc.) to emit a sound  
12    to announce or be announced by a sound  
to sound the alarm     
13    intr   (of a sound) to be heard  
14    intr   to resonate with a certain quality or intensity  
to sound loud     
15    copula   to give the impression of being as specified when read, heard, etc.  
to sound reasonable     
16    tr   to pronounce distinctly or audibly  
to sound one's consonants     
17    intr; usually foll by: in     (Law)   to have the essential quality or nature (of)  
an action sounding in damages        (See also)        sound off  
     (C13: from Old French soner to make a sound, from Latin sonare, from sonus a sound)  
  soundable      adj  
sound   [2]  
      adj  
1    free from damage, injury, decay, etc.  
2    firm; solid; substantial  
a sound basis     
3    financially safe or stable  
a sound investment     
4    showing good judgment or reasoning; sensible; wise  
sound advice     
5    valid, logical, or justifiable  
a sound argument     
6    holding approved beliefs; ethically correct; upright; honest  
7    (of sleep) deep; peaceful; unbroken  
8    thorough; complete  
a sound examination     
9      (Law)   (of a title, etc.) free from defect; legally valid  
10    constituting a valid and justifiable application of correct principles; orthodox  
sound theology     
11      (Logic)  
a    (of a deductive argument) valid  
b    (of an inductive argument) according with whatever principles ensure the high probability of the truth of the conclusion given the truth of the premises  
c       another word for       consistent       5b  
      adv  
12    soundly; deeply: now archaic except when applied to sleep  
     (Old English sund; related to Old Saxon gisund, Old High German gisunt)  
  soundly      adv  
  soundness      n  
sound   [3]  
      vb  
1    to measure the depth of (a well, the sea, etc.) by lowering a plumb line, by sonar, etc.  
2    to seek to discover (someone's views, etc.), as by questioning  
3    intr   (of a whale, etc.) to dive downwards swiftly and deeply  
4      (Med)  
a    to probe or explore (a bodily cavity or passage) by means of a sound  
b    to examine (a patient) by means of percussion and auscultation  
      n  
5      (Med)   an instrument for insertion into a bodily cavity or passage to dilate strictures, dislodge foreign material, etc.,   (See also)        sound out  
     (C14: from Old French sonder, from sonde sounding line, probably of Germanic origin; related to Old English sundgyrd sounding pole, Old Norse sund strait, sound4; see swim)  
sound   [4]  
      n  
1    a relatively narrow channel between two larger areas of sea or between an island and the mainland  
2    an inlet or deep bay of the sea  
3    the air bladder of a fish  
     (Old English sund swimming, narrow sea; related to Middle Low German sunt strait; see sound3)  
sound barrier  
      n   not in technical usage   a hypothetical barrier to flight at or above the speed of sound, when a sudden large increase in drag occurs,   (Also called)    sonic barrier, transonic barrier  
sound bite  
      n   a short pithy sentence or phrase extracted from a longer speech for use on radio or television  
sound bow  
      n   the thick part of a bell against which the hammer strikes  
sound check  
      n   an on-the-spot rehearsal by a band before a gig to enable the sound engineer to set up the mixer  
sound effect  
      n   any sound artificially produced, reproduced from a recording, etc., to create a theatrical effect, such as the bringing together of two halves of a hollow coconut shell to simulate a horse's gallop; used in plays, films, etc.  
sound head  
      n   the part of a film projector that reproduces the sound in a film  
sound hole  
      n   any of variously shaped apertures in the sounding board of certain stringed instruments, such as the `f' shaped holes of a violin  
sound mixer  
      n     (Films, radio, etc.)  
1    the person who mixes various sound sources into a composite programme  
2    a piece of equipment designed for mixing sound  
sound off  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to proclaim loudly, as in venting one's opinions, grievances, etc.  
2    to speak angrily  
sound out  
      vb   tr, adv   to question (someone) in order to discover (opinions, facts, etc.)  
sound ranging  
      n   the determination of the location of a source of sound waves by measuring the time lapse between their transmission and their reception at microphones situated at three or more known positions  
sound shift  
      n   a gradual alteration or series of alterations in the pronunciation of a set of sounds, esp. of vowels  
   See also       Great Vowel Shift  
sound spectrograph  
      n   an electronic instrument that produces a record (sound spectrogram) of the way in which the frequencies and intensities of the components of a sound, such as a spoken word, vary with time  
sound stage  
      n   a soundproof room or building in which cinematic films are shot  
sound system  
      n  
1    any system of sounds, as in the speech of a language  
2    integrated equipment for producing amplified sound, as in a hi-fi or a mobile disco, or as a public-address system on stage  
sound truck  
      n      the U.S. and Canadian name for a       loudspeaker van  
sound wave  
      n   a wave that propagates sound  
surround sound  
      n   a system of sound recording and reproduction that uses three or more independent recording channels and loudspeakers in order to give the impression that the listener is surrounded by the sound sources  
   Compare       quadraphonics  
  
See also  
    ambisonics  

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sound   [1]  
      n  
1   
a    a periodic disturbance in the pressure or density of a fluid or in the elastic strain of a solid, produced by a vibrating object. It has a velocity in air at sea level at 0°C of 332 metres per second (743 miles per hour) and travels as longitudinal waves  
b    (as modifier)  
a sound wave     
2    modifier   of or relating to radio as distinguished from television  
sound broadcasting, sound radio     
3    the sensation produced by such a periodic disturbance in the organs of hearing  
4    anything that can be heard  
5    a particular instance, quality, or type of sound  
the sound of running water     
6    volume or quality of sound  
a radio with poor sound     
7    the area or distance over which something can be heard  
to be born within the sound of Big Ben     
8    the impression or implication of something  
I don't like the sound of that     
9      (Phonetics)   the auditory effect produced by a specific articulation or set of related articulations  
10    often pl  
Slang   music, esp. rock, jazz, or pop  
      vb  
11    to cause (something, such as an instrument) to make a sound or (of an instrument, etc.) to emit a sound  
12    to announce or be announced by a sound  
to sound the alarm     
13    intr   (of a sound) to be heard  
14    intr   to resonate with a certain quality or intensity  
to sound loud     
15    copula   to give the impression of being as specified when read, heard, etc.  
to sound reasonable     
16    tr   to pronounce distinctly or audibly  
to sound one's consonants     
17    intr; usually foll by: in     (Law)   to have the essential quality or nature (of)  
an action sounding in damages        (See also)        sound off  
     (C13: from Old French soner to make a sound, from Latin sonare, from sonus a sound)  
  soundable      adj  

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sound   [3]  
      vb  
1    to measure the depth of (a well, the sea, etc.) by lowering a plumb line, by sonar, etc.  
2    to seek to discover (someone's views, etc.), as by questioning  
3    intr   (of a whale, etc.) to dive downwards swiftly and deeply  
4      (Med)  
a    to probe or explore (a bodily cavity or passage) by means of a sound  
b    to examine (a patient) by means of percussion and auscultation  
      n  
5      (Med)   an instrument for insertion into a bodily cavity or passage to dilate strictures, dislodge foreign material, etc.,   (See also)        sound out  
     (C14: from Old French sonder, from sonde sounding line, probably of Germanic origin; related to Old English sundgyrd sounding pole, Old Norse sund strait, sound4; see swim)  

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sound   [4]  
      n  
1    a relatively narrow channel between two larger areas of sea or between an island and the mainland  
2    an inlet or deep bay of the sea  
3    the air bladder of a fish  
     (Old English sund swimming, narrow sea; related to Middle Low German sunt strait; see sound3)  

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sound  

[3]  
      vb  
1    fathom, plumb, probe  
2    examine, inspect, investigate, test  

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sound   [1]  
      n  
1    din, noise, report, resonance, reverberation, tone, voice  
2    drift, idea, implication(s), impression, look, tenor  
3    earshot, hearing, range  
      vb  
4    echo, resonate, resound, reverberate  
5    appear, give the impression of, look, seem, strike one as being  
6    announce, articulate, declare, enunciate, express, pronounce, signal, utter  

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sound   [2]  
      adj  
1    complete, entire, firm, fit, hale, hale and hearty, healthy, intact, perfect, robust, solid, sturdy, substantial, undamaged, unhurt, unimpaired, uninjured, vigorous, well-constructed, whole  
2    correct, fair, just, level-headed, logical, orthodox, proper, prudent, rational, reasonable, reliable, responsible, right, right-thinking, sensible, true, trustworthy, valid, well-founded, well-grounded, wise  
3    established, orthodox, proven, recognized, reliable, reputable, safe, secure, solid, solvent, stable, tried-and-true  
4    deep, peaceful, unbroken, undisturbed, untroubled  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    ailing, damaged, flimsy, frail, light, shaky, sketchy, superficial, unbalanced, unstable, weak  
2 & 3    fallacious, faulty, flawed, incompetent, irrational, irresponsible, specious, unreliable, unsound, unstable  
4    broken, fitful, shallow, troubled  

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sound   [4]  
      n  
1    channel, passage, strait  
2    arm of the sea, fjord, inlet, voe  

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sound out (a word) v.
to say, pronounce, speak
ex.: The child sounded out each word out loud as she read her book.

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n.
A specific technical worksheet tool with performer's requirements. Excellent start of negotiations between performers, managers and contractors. (These requirements might include sound and light conditions for the show, food lodging and transportation of artistic talents)
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
n.
Bookish knowledge; knowledge obtained through hearsay, has no sound basis
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
o.
word used to describe the sound made by the wheels of a train
by extension, it can be applied to other rhythmic similar sounds (for example, the sound of a clock or of a typing machine)
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
exp.
(lit., about sounds) disharmonious, dissonant; (fig.) out of order; dysfunctional
exp.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem

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