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sound 1

noun

  • 1 the sound of the car
    noise, note;
    din, racket, row, hubbub;
    resonance, reverberation
    [Antonyms] silence
  • 2 she did not make a sound
    utterance, cry, word, noise, peep
  • 3 the sound of the flute
    music, tone, notes
  • 4 I don't like the sound of that
    idea, thought, concept, prospect, description
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  • 1 the buzzer sounded
    make a noise, resonate, resound, reverberate, go off, blare;
    ring, chime, peal
  • 2 drivers must sound their horns
    blow, blast, toot, blare;
    operate, set off;
    ring
  • 3 do you sound the “h”?
    pronounce, verbalize, voice, enunciate, articulate, vocalize, say
  • 4 she sounded a warning
    utter, voice, deliver, express, speak, announce, pronounce
  • 5 it sounds like a crazy idea
    appear, look (like), seem, strike someone as being, give every indication of being, come across as
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    acoustic, sonic, aural relating to sound

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    sound 2

    adjective

  • 1 your heart is sound
    healthy, in good condition, in good shape, fit, hale and hearty, in fine fettle;
    [Antonyms] unhealthy
  • 2 a sound building
    well built, solid, substantial, strong, sturdy, durable, stable, intact, unimpaired
    [Antonyms] unsafe, flimsy
  • 3 sound advice
    well founded, valid, reasonable, logical, weighty, authoritative, reliable, well grounded
  • 4 a sound judge of character
    reliable, dependable, trustworthy, fair;
    good, sensible, wise, judicious, sagacious, shrewd, perceptive
    [Antonyms] unreliable
  • 5 financially sound
    [Antonyms] insolvent
  • 6 a sound sleep
    deep, undisturbed, uninterrupted, untroubled, peaceful
    [Antonyms] light
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    sound 3

    verb

  • 1 sound the depth of the river
    measure, gauge, determine, test, investigate, survey, plumb, fathom, probe
  • Phrases

    sound out

    1
    if you'll just sound them out, you might learn something useful
    investigate, test, check, examine, probe, research, look into;
    canvass, survey, poll, question, interview, sample
    informal pump

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    sound 4

    noun

  • 1 an oil spill in the sound
    channel, (sea) passage, strait(s), narrows, waterway;
    inlet, arm (of the sea), fjord, creek, bay;
    estuary
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