Sound is a mechanical wave that is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through some medium, composed of frequencies which are within the range of hearing.

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  1. A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium.
    Nobody made a sound.
    He turned when he heard the sound of footsteps behind him.
  2. A vibration capable of causing this.
  3. A distinctive style and sonority of a particular musician, orchestra etc
  4. Noise without meaning; empty noise.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A long narrow inlet, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean.
    Puget Sound; Owen Sound

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. A long, thin probe for sounding body cavities or canals such as the urethra.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. The air bladder of a fish.
    Cod sounds are an esteemed article of food.
  2. A cuttlefish.


  1. To produce a sound.
    When the horn sounds, take cover.
  2. To convey an impression by one's sound.
    He sounded good when we last spoke.
    That story sounds like a pack of lies!
  3. To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.
  4. Often with "in"; to arise or to be recognizable as arising within a particular area of law.
  5. To cause to produce a sound.
    He sounds the instrument.
  6. To pronounce a vowel or a consonant.
    The "e" in "house" isn't sounded.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. dive downwards, used of a whale.
    The whale sounded and eight hundred feet of heavy line streaked out of the line tub before he ended his dive.
  2. To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.
    When I sounded him, he appeared to favor the proposed deal.
  3. test; ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.
    Mariners on sailing ships would sound the depth of the water with a weighted rope.
  4. To examine with the instrument called a sound, or by auscultation or percussion.
    to sound a patient, or the bladder or urethra


  1. Healthy.
    He was safe and sound.
    In horse management a sound horse is one with no health problems that might affect its suitability for its intended work.
  2. Complete, solid, or secure.
    Fred assured me the floorboards were sound.
  3. having the soundness property.
  4. Good.
    "How are you?" - "I'm sound."
    That's a sound track you're playing.
  5. Quiet and deep.
    Her sleep was sound.
  6. Heavy; laid on with force.
    a sound beating
  7. Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective.
    a sound title to land


  1. Soundly.


  1. Yes; used to show agreement or understanding, generally without much enthusiasm.
    "I found my jacket." - "Sound."

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