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Sound US English

Another name for Øresund.

sound1 US English

Vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person’s or animal’s ear

sound2 US English

In good condition; not damaged, injured, or diseased

sound3 US English

Ascertain (the depth of water), typically by means of a line or pole or using sound echoes

sound4 US English

A narrow stretch of water forming an inlet or connecting two wider areas of water such as two seas or a sea and a lake

clear as a bell US English

Perfectly clear or sound

empty vessels make the most noise US English

Those with least wisdom or knowledge are always the most talkative

not like the look of US English

Find worrying or alarming

strike a note of US English

Express (a particular feeling or view) about something

sound1 US Thesaurus

the sound of the car

sound2 US Thesaurus

your heart is sound

sound3 US Thesaurus

sound the depth of the river

sound4 US Thesaurus

an oil spill in the sound

sound off US English

Express one’s opinions in a loud or forceful manner

sound box US English

The hollow chamber that forms the body of a stringed musical instrument and provides resonance

heart sound US English

A sound heard during auscultation of the heart; especially either of the two sounds made by the closing of the heart valves.

Puget Sound US English

An inlet of the Pacific Ocean on the coast of the state of Washington. It is linked to the ocean by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Seattle is situated on its eastern shore

sound bite US English

A short extract from a recorded interview, chosen for its pungency or appropriateness

sound card US English

A device that can be slotted into a computer to allow the use of audio components for multimedia applications

sound check US English

A test of sound equipment before a musical performance or recording to check that the desired sound is being produced

sound hole US English

An aperture in the belly of a stringed instrument

sound post US English

A small wooden rod wedged between the front and back surfaces of a violin or similar instrument and modifying its vibrations

sound shift US English

A systematic change in the pronunciation of a set of speech sounds as a language evolves

sound wave US English

A wave of compression and rarefaction, by which sound is propagated in an elastic medium such as air

Kalmar Sound US English

A narrow strait between the mainland of southeastern Sweden and the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea

optical sound US English

Recorded sound represented by a pattern of light and dark alongside the frames of a film.

Pamlico Sound US English

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in eastern North Carolina, inside the islands of the Outer Banks, south of Albemarle Sound

sound barrier US English

The increased drag, reduced controllability, and other effects that occur when an aircraft approaches the speed of sound, formerly regarded as an obstacle to supersonic flight

sound effect US English

A sound other than speech or music made artificially for use in a play, movie, or other broadcast production

sound system US English

A set of equipment for the reproduction and amplification of sound

speech sound US English

A phonetically distinct unit of speech

Albemarle Sound US English

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northeastern North Carolina, inside the Outer Banks

Liverpool sound US English

The melodic popular music associated with the Beatles and other Liverpool bands, especially of the 1960s.

muscular sound US English

The sound or resonance produced by the contraction of a muscle.

sound engineer US English

A technician dealing with acoustics for a broadcast or musical performance

sound pressure US English

The difference between the instantaneous pressure at a point in the presence of a sound wave and the static pressure of the medium

sound symbolism US English

The partial representation of the sense of a word by its sound, as in bang, fizz, and slide

surround sound US English

A system of stereophonic sound involving three or more speakers surrounding the listener so as to create a more realistic effect

sound conditioner US English

A device designed to mask or block out undesirable sounds by generating white noise or some other continuous, unobtrusive sound

sound spectrograph US English

An instrument for analyzing sound into its frequency components

environmentally sound US English

In accordance with environmentalist principles; environmentally friendly.

Prince William Sound US English

An inlet of the Pacific Ocean in south central Alaska, scene of a huge 1989 oil tanker spill. Cordova and Valdez are the main ports

safe US English

Uninjured; with no harm done

sound off in sound1 US English

Express one’s opinions in a loud or forceful manner

soundbar US English

A bar-shaped device containing multiple speakers, used with a television set, computer, or MP3 player

broken record US English

Used, especially in similes, to refer to a person’s constant and annoying repetition of a particular statement or opinion

infrasound US English

Sound waves with frequencies below the lower limit of human audibility

soundalike US English

A person or thing that closely resembles another in sound, especially someone whose voice or style of speaking or singing is very similar to that of a famous person

soundproof US English

Preventing, or constructed of material that prevents, the passage of sound

soundstage US English

An area of a movie studio with acoustic properties suitable for the recording of sound, typically used to record dialogue

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