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[n] the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
[n] the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
[n] the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials"
[n] (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
[n] the
[n] a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
[n] a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
[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"
[adv] deeply or completely; "slept soundly through the storm"; "is sound asleep"
[adj] thorough; "a sound thrashing"
[adj] (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
[adj] in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
[adj] 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 advice"; "no reasonable explanation for his decision"
[adj] free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"
[adj] financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
[adj] in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
[adj] having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"
[adj] reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; "a sound argument"
[v] measure depths with a sounding line, as of a body of water
[v] utter with vibrating vocal chords
[v] appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
[v] give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"
[v] make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
[v] cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
[v] announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"

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