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British English: /saʊnd/
American English: /saʊnd/

Translation of sound in Arabic:


  • 1 uncountable/غير معدود (Physics/علم الطبيعة) to fly at the speed of sound
    طارَ بِسُرْعةِ الصَوْتِ
  • 2
    (of voices, footsteps, gunfire)
    صَوْت (plural: أَصْوات)
    the engine is making a grating sound
    يُصْدِرُ المُحَرِّكُ صَوْتاً خَشِناً
    without a sound there was not a sound to be heard
    لم يَكُنْ هُناكَ صَوْتٌ يُسْمَعُ
  • 3 uncountable/غير معدود
    (in broadcasting, movies)
  • 4
    (impression conveyed)
    مَغْزًى (plural: مَغازٍ)
    مَضْمون (plural: مَضامينُ)
    I don't like the sound of that!
    ذلك أَمْرٌ غَيْرُ مُطَمْئِنٍ!
    you've got enough problems, by the sound of it
    لَدَيْكَ ما يَكْفيكَ من المَشاكِلِ، على ما يَبْدو
  • 5
    (distinctive style)
    أُسْلوب (plural: أَساليبُ)
    the Motown sound
    أُسْلوب موتاوْن


  • 1 (healthy)
    في صِحّةٍ جَيِّدةٍ
    to be of sound mind
    كانَ سَليمَ العَقْلِ
  • 2
    (structurally) (building, structure)
    في حالةٍ جَيِّدةٍ
  • 4
    (reliable, competent) (policy, judgement)
    he gave me very sound advice
    أَعْطاني نَصيحةً سَديدةً جِدًّا
    you can trust him, he's very sound
    يُمْكِنُكَ أنْ تَثِقَ بِهِ، فَهُوَ كُفْءٌ جِدًّا
    all our products are environmentally sound
    كُلُّ مُنْتَجاتُنا سَليمةٌ بيئيًّا
  • 5
    (financially secure) (investment, economy)
    she got the business on a sound footing
    وَضَعَت الشَرِكةَ على مَسارٍ سَليمٍ
  • 6
    (deep) (sleep)
    to be a sound sleeper
    كانَ يَنامُ بِعُمْقٍ


  • to be sound asleep
    كانَ مُسْتَغْرِقاً في نَوْمِهِ

transitive verb/فعل متعد

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1
    (of things heard) (voice, music)
    your voice sounds like your mother's
    صَوْتُكَ يُشْبِهُ صَوْتَ أُمِّكَ
    that tune sounds familiar
    تَبْدو تِلْكَ النَغَمةُ مَأْلوفةً
  • 2
    (to seem) (idea, person)
    it sounds like fun!
    يَبْدو هذا مُمْتِعاً!
    she sounds like a nice person
    يَبْدو أَنَّها إنْسانةٌ لَطيفةٌ
    it sounds as though he needs help
    ‫يَبْدو الأَمْرُ كَما لو أَنَّهُ يَحْتاجُ إلى مُساعَدةٍ‬
    it doesn't sound to me as if she's interested
    لا يَبْدو لي أَنَّها مُهْتَمّةٌ
    you make it sound interesting
    تَجْعَلُهُ يَبْدو مُشَوِّقاً
    'how about eating out?' — 'sounds good to me'
    ’ما رَأْيُكَ في تَناوُلِ الطَعامِ خارِجَ البَيْتِ؟‘ — ’هذه فِكْرةٌ جَيِّدةٌ بالنِسْبةِ لي‘

Phrasal verbs

sound off

[informal/غير رسمي]
جَهَرَ بِرَأْيِهِ

sound out

sound out [somebody], sound [somebody] out
اسْتَطْلَعَ رَأْيَ [شَخْصٍ] (a colleague, potential investor)
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