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Dictionary definition for: Sound

1. (r) deeply or completely; "slept soundly through the storm" "is sound asleep"

2. (a) financially secure and safe; "sound investments" "a sound economy"

3. (n) the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof" "the beautiful sound of music"

4. (v) appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"

5. (v) make a certain noise or sound; "She went "Mmmmm" "The gun went "bang"

6. (s) exercising or showing good judgment; "healthy scepticism" "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes" "the healthy attitude of French laws" "healthy relations between labor and management" "an intelligent solution" "a sound approach to the problem" "sound advi

7. (n) the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"

8. (n) mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"

9. (a) in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber" "the wall is sound" "a sound foundation"

10. (v) give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"

11. (n) the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"

12. (v) announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"

13. (s) in excellent physical condition; "good teeth" "I still have one good leg" "a sound mind in a sound body"

14. (v) utter with vibrating vocal chords

15. (n) the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials"

16. (s) reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; "a sound argument"

17. (v) cause to sound; "sound the bell" "sound a certain note"

18. (n) (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

19. (s) having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"

20. (s) free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"

21. (v) measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

22. (n) a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

23. (n) a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"

24. (s) (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep" "fell into a profound sleep" "a sound sleeper" "deep wakeless sleep"

25. (s) thorough; "a sound thrashing"

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