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parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
sound out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sensation that results when the organs of hearing are stimulated by certain vibrations.
There are many ways to produce sound, such as hitting a note on a piano, clapping one's hands together, or using one's voice.
definition 2: a particular noise.
I love the sound of the ocean waves.A spoken language has many different sounds.
similar words:
noise, report
definition 3: the range in which something may be heard.
Are they within the sound of my voice?
earshot, hearing, range
definition 4: the impression given; implication.
The sound of your idea worries me.
implication, tone
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definition 5: the effect created by sound waves transmitted through a stereo system or the like.
This unit has good sound.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sounds, sounding, sounded
definition 1: to make or send forth sound.
Thunder sounded in the distance.When the alarm sounded, everyone evacuated the building.
similar words:
chime, clang, echo, knell, peal, resonate, resound, reverberate, ring, rumble, toll
definition 2: to give an impression of being a certain way when heard about or read about; seem.
What he said sounded very odd to me.The hotel sounds wonderful from the description in the brochure.It sounds as if you really don't want to go on this vacation.[it + verb + as if + clause ] The accident sounded very serious based on what my neighbor told me.
appear, seem
similar words:
come across, look
definition 3: used to express how a person or thing seems to one or is experienced by one based on the sound that the person or thing produces.
You sound hoarse this morning. Do you have a cold?Her voice sounds soothing to me.The new recording sounded better than the last one.The noise sounded like a bird, but I'm not sure really.
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.
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.
pronounce, say, speak, utter
similar words:
articulate, enunciate, phonate, vocalize, voice
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