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Pronunciation: /saʊnd/

Translation of sound in Arabic:


  • 1 uncountable/غير معدود [physics/علم الطبيعة] صَوْت 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 بِدونِ صَوْتٍ there was not a sound to be heard لم يَكُنْ هُناكَ صَوْتٌ يُسْمَعُ
  • 3 uncountable/غير معدود (in broadcasting, movies) صَوْت
  • 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) [heart] سَليم, في صِحّةٍ جَيِّدةٍ to be of sound mind كانَ سَليمَ العَقْلِ
  • 2 (structurally) [building] [structure] في حالةٍ جَيِّدةٍ
  • 4 (reliable, competent) [policy] [judgement] سَليم 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] سَليم she got the business on a sound footing وَضَعَت الشَرِكةَ على مَسارٍ سَليمٍ
  • 6 (deep) [sleep] عَميق 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] بَدا (stem vowel = u) (I) your voice sounds like your mother's صَوْتُكَ يُشْبِهُ صَوْتَ أُمِّكَ that tune sounds familiar تَبْدو تِلْكَ النَغَمةُ مَأْلوفةً
  • 2 (to seem) [idea] [person] بَدا (stem vowel = u) (I) 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 [sb]sound [sb] out اسْتَطْلَعَ رَأْيَ [شَخْصٍ] [a colleague] [potential investor]

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