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pronunciation:
saUnd
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sensation that results when the organs of hearing are stimulated by certain vibrations.
synonyms:
noise
antonyms:
silence
definition 2: a particular noise.
the sound of the sea
similar words:
noise, report
definition 3: the range in which something may be heard.
Are they within the sound of my voice?
synonyms:
earshot, hearing, range
definition 4: the impression given; implication.
The sound of your idea worries me.
synonyms:
implication, tone
similar words:
ring
definition 5: the effect created by sound waves transmitted through a stereo system or the like.
a unit with good sound
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sounded, sounding, sounds
definition 1: to make or send forth sound.
Thunder sounded in the distance.
similar words:
chime, clang, echo, knell, peal, resonate, resound, reverberate, ring, rumble, toll
definition 2: to send forth a particular sound.
similar words:
chime, clang, clank, knell, peal, ring, tinkle, toll
definition 3: to give an impression of being (a certain way); seem.
What he said sounded very odd to me.The hotel sounds wonderful from the description in the brochure.
synonyms:
appear, seem
similar words:
come across, look
definition 4: used to express how something or someone seems to one or is experienced by one based on the sound emitted from that person or thing.
You sound hoarse this morning.His voice sounds soothing to me.The new song sounded great to all of us.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to emit or send forth sound.
similar words:
chime, clang, clank, clink, echo, resonate, resound, reverberate, ring, rumble, tinkle, toll
definition 2: to announce with or as if with a sound.
The officer sounded the signal for retreat.
synonyms:
knell, signal
similar words:
announce, annunciate, blare, chime, declare, peal, pronounce, ring, toll, trumpet, voice
definition 3: to say aloud; pronounce.
He sounds his words carefully.
synonyms:
pronounce, say, speak, utter
similar words:
articulate, enunciate, phonate, vocalize, voice
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