There are 4 translations of sound in Spanish:

sound1

Pronunciation: /saʊnd/

n

  • 1 u c 1.1 (noise) sonido (m) ; (unpleasant, disturbing) ruido (m) we heard the sound of footsteps oímos (unos) pasos we were woken by the sound of her crying/of traffic nos despertó su llanto/el ruido del tráfico don't make a sound! ¡no hagas ni el menor ruido! there wasn't a sound to be heard no se oía absolutamente nada she left the stage to the sound of wild applause abandonó el escenario en medio de un torrente de aplausos he is very fond of the sound of his own voice le encanta escucharse sound and fury revuelo (m) 1.2 (of music, instrument) sonido (m) we danced all night to the sound of Bill Haley bailamos toda la noche al son or al compás de la música de Bill Haley 1.3 (of voice) sonido (m) 1.4 [Ling] sonido (m) a vowel sound un sonido vocálico (before n) sound shift [Ling] mutación (f) fonética
  • 2 u 2.1 [Phys] sonido (m) at the speed of sound a la velocidad del sonido their home is within sound of the cathedral bells desde su casa se pueden oír las campanas de la catedral (before n) the sound barrier la barrera del sonido a sound wave una onda sonora 2.2 [Audio] [Rad] [TV] sonido (m) the picture's good, but the sound's lousy la imagen es buena, pero el sonido es malísimo turn the sound up/down sube/baja el volumen (before n) sound archives fonoteca (f) sound effects efectos (mpl) sonoros sound engineer ingeniero, -ra (m,f) de sonido
  • 3 (impression conveyed) [colloquial/familiar] (no pl) his questions had a threatening sound sus preguntas sonaban a amenazas I rather like the sound of him parece agradable por lo que dices ( or dicen etc) I don't like the sound of that at all eso no me huele nada bien by o from the sound of it, everything's going very well parece que or por lo visto todo marcha muy bien

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saliva …
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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

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There are 4 translations of sound in Spanish:

sound2

vi

  • 1 1.1 (give impression) sonar* your voice sounds o you sound different on the phone tu voz suena distinta por teléfono she sounded relieved/surprised sonó aliviada/sorprendida their names sound foreign sus nombres suenan extranjeros you sound as if o as though you could do with a rest me da la impresión de que no te vendría mal un descanso it sounds as if o as though they're here now (por el ruido) parece que ya están aquí when you talk like that you sound just like your father cuando dices esas cosas es como si estuviera oyendo a tu padre that sounds like Susan now esa debe (de) ser Susan it sounded like somebody coughing era un ruido como de alguien tosiendo 1.2 (seem) parecer* we'll leave at ten; how does that sound to you? saldremos a las diez ¿qué te parece? he sounds a nice guy por lo que dices ( or dicen etc) parece que es un buen tipo [familiar/colloquial] it sounds as if o as though you had a great time parece que lo pasaste fenomenal you sound like someone who knows his own mind pareces saber muy bien lo que quieres you make it sound like a chore hablas de ello como si fuera una tarea pesada sounds like fun! [colloquial/familiar] ¡qué divertido! it sounds like a good idea me parece muy buena idea
  • 2 (make noise, resound) [footsteps/bell/alarm] sonar*

vt

  • 1 1.1 [trumpet/horn] tocar* , hacer* sonar to sound the retreat tocar* (a) retreta , tocar* a retirada the chairman sounded a note of warning in his speech en su discurso, el presidente llamó a la cautela the results sounded a warning to investors los resultados alertaron a los inversores 1.2 (articulate) [letter/consonant] pronunciar

Phrasal verbs

sound off

v + adv
1.1 (give opinions) [colloquial/familiar] to sound off (about sth) pontificar* or sentar* cátedra (sobre algo) 1.2 (speak loudly) (AmE) hablar fuerte

sound out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
tantear , sondear I tried to sound her out about it la tanteé para ver qué pensaba, traté de averiguar qué pensaba

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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 4 translations of sound in Spanish:

sound3

adj (-er, -est)

  • 2 2.1 (valid) [reasoning/argument/knowledge] sólido ; [advice/decision] sensato a sound case un caso irrebatible 2.2 (reliable) [colleague/staff] responsable , formal to be sound on sth ser* competente en algo, ser* de fiar en cuanto a algo the book is very sound on the details of his upbringing el libro está muy documentado en los detalles de su educación
  • 3 3.1 (deep) [sleep] profundo 3.2 (hard, thorough) a sound beating una buena paliza

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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 4 translations of sound in Spanish:

sound4

adv (-er, -est)

  • sound asleep profundamente dormido I'll sleep the sounder for knowing you're home dormiré mejor sabiendo que estás en casa

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Word of the day saliva
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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.