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sound

 
Adjective sound has 9 senses
  1. sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
    Antonyms:
    unsound, bad, insecure, risky, high-risk, speculative, long, wildcat
  2. healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, sound - 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"
    Antonym: unreasonable (indirect, via reasonable)
  3. sound - in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
    Antonyms:
    unsound, corroded, decayed, rotten, rotted
  4. good, sound - in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
    Antonym: unhealthy (indirect, via healthy)
  5. reasoned, sound, well-grounded - reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; "a sound argument"
    Antonym: invalid (indirect, via valid)
  6. legal, sound - having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"
    Antonym: invalid (indirect, via valid)
  7. sound - free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"
    Antonym:
    unrighteous (indirect, via righteous)
  8. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless - (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
    Antonym: shallow (indirect, via deep)
  9. sound - thorough; "a sound thrashing"
    Antonyms:
    incomplete, uncomplete (indirect, via complete)
    Antonym: incomplete (indirect, via complete)
Adverbial sound has 1 sense
  1. soundly, sound - deeply or completely; "slept soundly through the storm"; "is sound asleep"
Noun sound has 8 senses
  1. sound - the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
    --1 is a kind of
    sound property
    Antonyms: silence, quiet
    --1 has particulars: noisiness, racketiness; ring; unison; voice
    Derived forms: verb sound6, verb sound4, verb sound3, verb sound2
  2. sound, auditory sensation - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
    --2 is a kind of sensation, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum
    --2 has particulars:
     music, euphony; music; tone, pure tone; noise, dissonance, racket
    Derived forms: verb sound6, verb sound4, verb sound3
  3. sound - mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
    --3 is a kind of
    mechanical phenomenon
    --3 has particulars: ultrasound
    Derived forms: verb sound6, verb sound4, verb sound3, verb sound2
  4. sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
    --4 is a kind of
    happening, occurrence, natural event
    --4 has particulars:
     beat; beep, bleep; bell, toll; buzz, bombilation, bombination; chink, click, clink; chirp; chirrup, twitter; chorus; click-clack; cry; drip, dripping; drum; footfall, footstep, step; gargle; gurgle; jingle, jangle; knock, knocking; mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation; noise; paradiddle, roll, drum roll; pat, rap, tap; patter; peal, pealing, roll, rolling; ping; plunk; pop, popping; purr; quack; quaver; ring, ringing, tintinnabulation; rub-a-dub, rataplan, drumbeat; sigh; skirl; song; strum; susurration, susurrus; swish; tapping; throbbing; thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud; thrum; thunk; tick, ticking; ting, tinkle; toot; tootle; trample, trampling; twang; vibrato; voice; whack; whir, whirr, whirring, birr; whistle, whistling; whiz; zing; zizz
    Derived forms: verb sound6, verb sound4, verb sound3, verb sound2
  5. audio, sound - the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials"
    --5 is a kind of auditory communication
    --5 is a part of television, telecasting, TV, video
    Derived forms: verb sound4, verb sound2
  6. phone, speech sound, sound - (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    --6 is a kind of language unit, linguistic unit
    --6 is a part of utterance, vocalization
    --6 has particulars:
     phoneme; vowel, vowel sound; semivowel, glide; consonant; orinasal phone, orinasal; sonant, voiced sound
    Derived forms: verb sound5, verb sound4
  7. strait, sound - a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
    --7 is a kind of channel
    --7 has particulars:
     Dardanelles, Hellespont; East River; Bering Strait; Bosporus; Cook Strait; Golden Gate; Kattegatt; Korean Strait, Korea Strait; Menai Strait; narrow; North Channel; Skagerrak, Skagerak; Solent, the Solent; Strait of Georgia; Strait of Gibraltar; Strait of Hormuz, Strait of Ormuz; Strait of Magellan; Strait of Messina; Strait of Dover, Strait of Calais, Pas de Calais; Torres Strait
  8. sound - a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
    --8 is a kind of
    body of water, water
    --8 has particulars: Long Island Sound; Puget Sound; Queen Charlotte Sound
    Derived form: verb sound7
Verb sound has 7 senses
  1. sound - appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
    --1 is one way to
    look, appear, seem
    Sample sentence:
    John will sound angry
  2. sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
    --2 is one way to cause to be perceived
    Derived forms: noun sound5, noun sound4, noun sound3, noun sound1
    Sample sentence:
    The woods sound with many kinds of birds
  3. sound - give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"
    Derived forms: noun sound3, noun sound4, noun sound2, noun sound1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s Adjective
  4. sound - announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"
    --4 is one way to
    announce, denote
    Derived forms: noun sound6, noun sound5, noun sound4, noun sound3, noun sound2, noun sound1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise - utter with vibrating vocal chords
    --5 is one way to pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
    Derived forms: noun sound6, noun sonant1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. sound - cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
    Derived forms: noun sound4, noun sound3, noun sound2, noun sound1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. fathom, sound - measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
    --7 is one way to quantify, measure
    Derived forms: noun sound8, noun sounder1, noun sounding1, noun sounding2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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