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sound check Syllabification: sound check
(also soundcheckˈsoun(d)ˌCHek)

Definition of sound check in English:

noun

A test of sound equipment before a musical performance or recording to check that the desired sound is being produced.
Example sentences
  • During the soundcheck, I was checking out the hot bassist.
  • With so many bands playing during one day, Bonneau reports that there are no soundchecks; instead, each band gets a line check.
  • There were no soundchecks, and no rehearsals with the pick up band that were backing him.

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