Translation of sound in French:


Pronunciation: /saʊnd/


  • 1 [gen], son (m); (noise) bruit (m) (of de) to turn the sound up/down augmenter/baisser le volume the sound of voices un bruit de voix a grating or rasping sound un grincement without a sound sans bruit
  • 2 [fig] by the sound of it, we're in for a rough crossing d'après ce qu'on a dit, la traversée va être mauvaise



  • faire retentir [siren, foghorn] to sound one's horn klaxonner to sound the alarm sonner l'alarme


  • 1 (seem) sembler it sounds as if he's really in trouble il semble qu'il ait vraiment des ennuis it sounds like it might be dangerous ça a l'air dangereux to sound boring paraître ennuyeux it sounds like a flute on dirait une flûte


Phrasal verbs

sound out

sonder, interroger [person]

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