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sound 1

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

noun

  • 1 uncountable and countable 1.1 (noise)
    (unpleasant, disturbing)
    ruido (masculine)
    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 sound and fury
    1.2 (of music, instrument) 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
    Example sentences
    • The sound produced by drums is short; thus, any continuous sound can be produced only by rapid repetition.
    • The speaker converts musical sound into vibrations that can be felt.
    • The sound is more resonant than I would like it to be, but this is not really a big problem.
    1.3 (of voice)
    Example sentences
    • I let out a hideous animal sound as I sank to my knees to finish off this beast.
    • The sound reached a crescendo, then trailed off to the south in a quickly fading Doppler echo.
    • This sound reached to the edge of the forest and was like a great clamor of metals striking together.
    1.4 (Linguistics) a vowel sound
    un sonido vocálico
  • 2 uncountable 2.1 (Physics) 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 noun) the sound barrier
    la barrera del sonido
    a sound wave
    una onda sonora
    2.2 (Audio, Radio, Television) 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 noun) sound archives
    Example sentences
    • The film was shot without sound, and recorded interviews were added to accompany images of the women at work.
    • She did all the scriptwriting, filming, sound, lighting, direction herself.
    • Much like the video presentations, these sound mixes are all in good working order.
    Example sentences
    • The accent at the BBC at the time was very much toward sound rather than television.
    • Vision was transmitted on 261.3 metres and sound on 398.9 metres, medium wave.
    • The fidelity of sound equipment subsequently improved considerably, but the receivers did not.
    Example sentences
    • Since light travels faster than sound, the thunder is heard after the lightning.
    • Bullets travel faster than sound, so I'll never hear the one that gets me, I reassured myself.
    • Its Japanese designers believe their plane can travel at twice the speed of sound while reducing supersonic boom to a low rumble.
  • 3 (impression conveyed) [colloquial] (no plural) 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
    Example sentences
    • My biggest beef with electric guitar sounds of the rock persuasion is the lack of dynamics.
    • Patrons will also be able to enjoy the soothing sounds of jazz, reggae and traditional African music.
    • When it comes to the traditional sounds of country music, Johnny Loughrey continues to set the pace.
    Example sentences
    • Mr Ali has lost a son who, by the sound of it, was going to contribute to the fabric of society, a peace-loving young man who loved his family.
    • The recording process for Miles is an easy-going, relaxed one by the sound of it.
    • Some of the children were naturally very frightened and the teacher by the sound of it did an amazing job.

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (give impression) 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) 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 [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]
    ¡qué divertido!
    it sounds like a good idea
    me parece muy buena idea
    Example sentences
    • The woman on the airport intercom sounds lovely and understanding.
    • The poets all read in their native language, so we didn't understand anything they were saying, though it still sounded lovely.
    • You can track your book's progress around the world, and it all sounds very lovely and whimsical.
  • 2 (make noise, resound)
    (footsteps/bell/alarm)
    sonar
    Example sentences
    • In my mind I am praying, praying for the next buzzer to sound so I can escape the woman's bitter stare.
    • The dhol is a north Indian drum made from goatskin, and anybody who has stood next to one will testify to how loud it sounds when played.
    • Just as Jon reached for the handle, the buzzer behind them sounded.

transitive verb

  • 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
    Example sentences
    • Sound the phrase Di di di di di, pulling the ee out freely.
    • The student should sound out the long /e/ sound.
    • Thus we are trying to get him to sound out refrigerator letters, the same way one would train children on phonics.
  • 2 (Medicine)
    (chest/lungs)
    auscultar
    Example sentences
    • Yes, the vet sounded her chest, which was clear, and she is eating normally.
    • She saw several doctors who sounded her chest and asked if any of her relatives had died of consumption.

Phrasal verbs

sound off

verb + adverb
1.1 (give opinions) [colloquial]to sound off (about something)
pontificar or sentar cátedra (sobre algo)
1.2 (speak loudly)
(American English)
hablar fuerte

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

adjective -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 something
    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
    Example sentences
    • The men in suits praise him for his sound knowledge of the game and his eye for talent; all the while overlooking his shortcomings.
    • But what a hard lesson for the young Newbridge man who had played a very sound game up to this point.
    • The works are sound and competent, physically big and large in their sense of the personal too.
    Example sentences
    • Her advice was freely given and was always based on common sense and sound reasoning.
    • He had taken the car for the very sound, very logical reason that he wanted it.
    • Our simple submission is the majority in the Court of Appeal got it right for cogent and sound reasons.
  • 3 3.1 (deep)
    (sleep)
    profundo
    3.2 (hard, thorough) a sound beating
    una buena paliza
    Example sentences
    • Then I could so easily close my eyes to all that is happening around me and my family, roll over and fall into a deep sound sleep.
    • Anyway, I woke out of a sound sleep on Sunday morning with an extremely vivid dream.
    • The effects are there for all to see: improved skin texture, vitality and sound sleep at night.

adverb -er, -est

  • sound asleep
    profundamente dormido
    I'll sleep the sounder for knowing you're home
    dormiré mejor sabiendo que estás en casa
    Example sentences
    • This evening I settled down happy as can be, turned on the TV, and within moments was sound asleep.
    • The very first night I was sound asleep and I woke to the sound of my dad laughing.
    • Every person in the village was sound asleep.

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

transitive verb

  • 1 (Nautical)
    (channel/water)
    sondar
    Example sentences
    • Then he bangs four more times, as if sounding the echoey depths of a hidden chamber.
    • The first ship to sound at a greater depth than 5,000 fathoms was the British surveying vessel Penguin in 1895.
    • Attempts to sound depth acoustically instead focused on determining the exact distance of a sound source by measuring the time taken for a sound generated aboard a ship to travel to the sea bottom and back.
  • 2 (Medicine)
    (cavity)
    sondar
    Example sentences
    • The blue flange should be aligned with the IUD arms and set at the distance the uterus was sounded.
    • Before sounding the uterus, the provider should already have screened the woman to rule out the possibility of vaginal or cervical infection.
    • After successfully sounding the uterus, open the sterile package to reveal the shaft of the inserter.

noun

Phrasal verbs

sound out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
I tried to sound her out about it
la tanteé para ver qué pensaba
traté de averiguar qué pensaba

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

noun

  • (Geography) 1.1 (channel) 1.2 (inlet)
    Example sentences
    • Captains of foreign ships, and even those under U.S. registry, don't know the topography of the sound like an experienced local.
    • As I remember, there was a time that we started on Friday doing endless laps around the Sound.
    • They are common on the coast and in north Puget Sound, and are less common in the southern end of the sound.

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