Synonyms of sound in English:

sound1

noun

  • 1 the sound of the car
    noise, note; din, racket, row, hubbub; resonance, reverberation
    the sound of the car
    [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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  • 2 drivers must sound their horns
    blow, blast, toot, blare; operate, set off; ring
  • 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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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

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adjective

  • 1 your heart is sound
    healthy, in good condition, in good shape, fit, hale and hearty, in fine fettle; undamaged, unimpaired
    your heart is sound
    [Antonyms] unhealthy
  • 2 a sound building
    well-built, solid, substantial, strong, sturdy, durable, stable, intact, unimpaired
    a sound building
    [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
    a sound judge of character
    [Antonyms] unreliable
  • 6 a sound sleep
    deep, undisturbed, uninterrupted, untroubled, peaceful
    a sound sleep
    [Antonyms] light

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verb

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

Phrases

sound out

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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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