Definition of sound effect in English:

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sound effect

Pronunciation: /ˈsound əˌfekt/


A sound other than speech or music made artificially for use in a play, movie, or other broadcast production: the play used sound effects of galley oars and blood-curdling yells
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  • The pictures will speak, play music or produce sound effects when a potential customer passes.
  • Like spoken words or sound effects, music is restricted to broadcast advertising.
  • If you turned off the sound entirely, you would only miss the music and the sound effects.

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Syllabification: sound ef·fect

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