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sound 1

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

noun

  • 2 (Television, Radio) he works in sound
    è ingegnere del suono
    before n (engineer, technician)
    del suono
  • 3 (noise)
    (of storm, sea, wind, car, machinery, footsteps)
    rumore (masculine) (of di)
    (of bell, instrument, voice)
    suono (masculine) (of di)
    a grating o rasping sound
    uno stridio
    the sound of voices
    un brusio
    the sound of footsteps
    un rumore di passi
    without a sound
  • 5 (Music) (distinctive style)the Motown sound
    il sound Motown
  • 6 [figurative] (impression from hearsay)a 24 hour flight? I don't like the sound of that!
    un volo di 24 ore? non mi ispira per niente!
    (when situation is threatening)
    a reorganization? I don't like the sound of that
    una riorganizzazione? la cosa non mi piace per niente
    by the sound of it, we're in for a rough crossing he was in a bad temper that day, by the sound of it
    sembra che quel giorno fosse di cattivo umore

transitive verb

  • 1 (use)
    (person, ship)
    fare suonare (siren, foghorn)
    to sound one's horn to sound the alarm
    dare l'allarme [figurative]
  • 2 (Music, Military)
    suonare (trumpet, bugle, reveille, gong, the retreat)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (seem) the salary certainly sounds good it sounds as if he's really in trouble
    sembra che sia proprio nei pasticci
    it sounds to me as though the best plan would be to cancel
    mi pare che la cosa migliore da fare sia annullare
    it sounds like she's had enough of him
    sembra che ne abbia avuto abbastanza di lui
    it sounds like it might be dangerous
    sembra possa essere pericoloso
    it sounds like it should be fun! it doesn't sound to me as if she's interested
    non mi pare proprio che lei sia interessata
    that sounds like a good idea!
    sembra una buona idea
    a stream in the garden - that sounds nice!
    un ruscelletto nel giardino - buona idea!
  • 2 (give impression by voice or tone)to sound banal, boring (comment, idea)
    sembrare banale, noioso
    Anne phoned - she sounded in good form
    Anne ha telefonato - sembrava in forma
    you make it sound interesting
    lo rendi interessante
    you sound fed up, as if you've got a cold it sounds as if he's choking, crying
    sembra stia soffocando, piangendo
    he sounds like an American that sounds like a flute
    si direbbe un flauto
    you sound like my mother!
    mi sembra di sentire mia madre!
    I don't want to sound pessimistic
    non voglio sembrare pessimista
    spell it as it sounds
    scrivilo come si pronuncia
    the dawn chorus sounded wonderful
    il canto mattutino degli uccelli era meraviglioso
    the singer did not sound in top form
    il cantante non sembrava al massimo della forma
    in foggy weather, everything sounds closer
    quando c'è la nebbia, tutto sembra più vicino
  • 3 (convey impression) she calls herself Geraldine - it sounds more sophisticated
    si fa chiamare Geraldine - fa più sofisticato
    it may sound silly, but…
    può sembrare stupido, ma…
  • 4 (make a noise)
    (trumpet, bugle, horn, alarm, buzzer)
    suonare
    (siren, foghorn)
    suonare

Phrasal verbs

sound off

[informal] sound off
avere da ridire (about su)

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sound 2
British English: /saʊnd/
American English: /saʊnd/

adjective

  • 2 (solid, well-founded)
    (argument, basis, education, knowledge)
    solido
    (judgment)
    sensato
    let me give you some sound advice
    permettetemi di darvi qualche valido consiglio
    he has a sound grasp of the basic grammar
    ha delle solide basi grammaticali
    a sound move
  • 3 (trustworthy)he's very sound
    è molto fidato
  • 5 (thorough)to give somebody a sound thrashing
    dare a qualcuno una bella batosta o sconfiggere sonoramente qualcuno
  • 7 (correct, acceptable)that is sound economics o that makes sound economic sense
    è molto sensato dal punto di vista economico
    our products are ecologically sound
    i nostri prodotti sono ecologicamente compatibili
    she's politically sound o her ideas are politically sound
    ha sane idee politiche

adverb

  • to be sound asleep
    essere profondamente addormentato o dormire della grossa

transitive verb

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sound 3
British English: /saʊnd/
American English: /saʊnd/

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • (test the depths)
    affondare lo scandaglio, fare degli scandagli

noun

(Medicine)

Phrasal verbs

sound out:

sound out [somebody], sound [somebody] out
sondare, interrogare (colleague, partner, investor)

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sound 4
British English: /saʊnd/
American English: /saʊnd/

noun

(Geography)

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