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sound1

sound1

 
 
pronunciation:
saUnd
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which can be heard when vibrations are picked up by the ears.
He did not hear a sound.
synonyms:
noise
antonyms:
silence
definition 2: a particular noise.
I love the sound of the sea.
similar words:
noise
definition 3: the range in which something may be heard.
Are they within the sound of my voice?
synonyms:
hearing, range
definition 4: the impression given.
The sound of your idea worries me.
synonyms:
implication, tone
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sounded, sounding, sounds
definition 1: to give a certain impression; seem.
That sounds very odd to me.
synonyms:
appear, seem
similar words:
come across, look
definition 2: to seem a certain way when heard by the ears.
He sounds too loud when he sings.
definition 3: to cause to send forth sound.
He sounded the bell for lunch.
similar words:
chime, clang, clank, clink, echo, resound, ring, rumble, tinkle, toll
definition 4: to announce with or as if with a sound.
The officer sounded the alarm.
synonyms:
signal
similar words:
announce, blare, chime, declare, peal, pronounce, ring, toll, trumpet, voice
definition 5: to say aloud.
He sounds his words carefully.
synonyms:
pronounce, say, speak, utter
similar words:
articulate, enunciate, voice
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