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

Translation of sound in Arabic:

noun/اسم

  • 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)
    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

adjective/صفة

  • 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

adverb/ظرف

  • to be sound asleep

    كانَ مُسْتَغْرِقاً في نَوْمِهِ

transitive verb/فعل متعد

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1
    (of things heard) (voice, music)
    بَدا
    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
    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]

جَهَرَ بِرَأْيِهِ

sound out

sound out [somebody], sound [somebody] out

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

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