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sound adj 1 *healthy, wholesome, robust, hale, well
Analogous words: *vigorous, lusty, nervous, energetic, strenuous: *strong, sturdy, stalwart, stout: intact, whole, entire, *perfect
2 *valid, cogent, convincing, compelling, telling
Analogous words: *impeccable, flawless, faultless, errorless: *correct, exact, precise, accurate: *rational, reasonable
Antonyms: fallacious
sound n Sound, noise both mean a sensation or effect produced by the stimulation of the auditory receptors of the ear and the auditory centers of the brain.
Sound is the general term applicable to anything that is heard regardless of its loudness or softness, its pleasantness or unpleasantness, or its meaningfulness or meaninglessness
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he waited a good half hour after the last sounds of the departing enemy came down the wind— Mason

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it is impossible, words being what they are, to read the sound without reading the sense at the same time— MacLeish

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heard a sound, rather shrill and tentative, swell into hoarse, high clamor, and suddenly die out— Galsworthy

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Approximates a laugh formed by . . . squeezing guttural sounds out of the throat— Pynchon

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Noise basically applies to confused sounds emanating from many persons and usually suggests a clamor made by mingled outcries or shouts; in more general use, it may apply to a disagreeably loud or harsh sound, whatever its source
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the terrific noise of an explosion

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a noise like that from just one stringy throat must be an impossibility, and yet, there it wasTheodore Sturgeon

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dense jungle, restless with the shrill noise of wild life— Shipton

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he could not endure the noise of the machine shop

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the hell of distracting noises made by the carts, the cabs, the carriages— Mallock

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Although the connotations of unpleas-antness and discordance typically distinguish noise from sound, noise may sometimes be applied to a sound that merely engages the attention
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still the sails made on a pleasant noise till noon, a noise like of a hidden brook— Coleridge

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the wetted earth gave out a cool delicious fragrance; there was a noise of birds— Huxley

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Antonyms: silence
sound n *strait, channel, passage, narrows
sound vb *fathom, plumb

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  • sound — sound1 [sound] n. [< ME soun (+ unhistoric d) < OFr son < L sonus < IE * swonos, a sound, noise < base * swen , to sound > OE swinsian, to sing, make music] 1. a) vibrations in air, water, etc. that stimulate the auditory nerves …   English World dictionary

  • Sound — Sound, a. [Compar. {Sounder}; superl. {Soundest}.] [OE. sound, AS. sund; akin to D. gezond, G. gesund, OHG. gisunt, Dan. & Sw. sund, and perhaps to L. sanus. Cf. {Sane}.] 1. Whole; unbroken; unharmed; free from flaw, defect, or decay; perfect of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sound — Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sound — 1 adj 1 a: free from injury or disease: exhibiting normal health b: free from flaw, defect, or decay a sound design 2 a: free from error, fallacy, or misapprehension based on sound judicial reasoning b: legally valid …   Law dictionary

  • Sound — Sound, v. t. 1. To cause to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn; to sound an alarm. [1913 Webster] A bagpipe well could he play and soun[d]. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sound — Sound, v. i. [OE. sounen, sownen, OF. soner, suner, F. sonner, from L. sonare. See {Sound} a noise.] 1. To make a noise; to utter a voice; to make an impulse of the air that shall strike the organs of hearing with a perceptible effect. And first… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sound — Ⅰ. sound [1] ► NOUN 1) vibrations which travel through the air or another medium and are sensed by the ear. 2) a thing that can be heard. 3) music, speech, and sound effects accompanying a film or broadcast. 4) an idea or impression conveyed by… …   English terms dictionary

  • Sound of… — ist der Name einer alljährlichen Prognose des britischen Senders BBC, welche neuen Musiker im folgenden Jahr den Durchbruch schaffen werden. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Hintergrund 2 Bisherige Prognosen 2.1 Top 10 von 2003 bis 2009 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sound-G — Album par Brown Eyed Girls Sortie 21 juillet 2009 Durée 43:39 (CD1) 32:58 (CD2) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sound — Sound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sounding}.] [F. sonder; cf. AS. sundgyrd a sounding rod, sundline a sounding line (see {Sound} a narrow passage of water).] 1. To measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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