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Pronounce Sound as S OW UW N D.

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Phonetic transcription for sound

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of sound: | soʊund |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of sound: | sɒʊnd |

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Meanings for sound

noise produced by continuous and regular vibrations


the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause

"the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"

sound, auditory sensation(noun)

the subjective sensation of hearing something

"he strained to hear the faint sounds"


mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium

"falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"


the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

audio, sound(noun)

the audible part of a transmitted signal

"they always raise the audio for commercials"

phone, speech sound, sound(noun)

(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

strait, sound(noun)

a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water


a large ocean inlet or deep bay

"the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"


financially secure and safe

"sound investments"; "a sound economy"

healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, sound(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 sound explanation for his decision"


in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay

"a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"

good, sound(adj)

in excellent physical condition

"good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"

reasoned, sound, well-grounded(adj)

logically valid

"a sound argument"

legal, sound, effectual(adj)

having legal efficacy or force

"a sound title to the property"


free from moral defect

"a man of sound character"

heavy, profound, sound, wakeless(adj)

(of sleep) deep and complete

"a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"



"a sound thrashing"


appear in a certain way

"This sounds interesting"

sound, go(verb)

make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"


give off a certain sound or sounds

"This record sounds scratchy"


announce by means of a sound

"sound the alarm"

voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise(verb)

utter with vibrating vocal chords


cause to sound

"sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"

fathom, sound(verb)

measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

to continue or be repeated in a series of reflected sound waves

the stranded hiker's cries for help sounded throughout the canyon

to give the impression of being

the idea at least sounds plausible

to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion)

a person who certainly isn't shy about sounding her opinions

to make known openly or publicly

the grand opening of the region's newest and largest mall has been loudly sounded for months

to measure the depth of (as a body of water) typically with a weighted line

the pilot sounded the river to make sure we weren't in any danger of running aground

to cast oneself head first into deep water

a whale suddenly surfaced and then, just as suddenly, sounded

range of hearing

wandered off, out of her parents' sight and sound

a narrow body of water between two land masses

Long Island Sound is between Connecticut and Long Island, New York

according to the rules of logic

sound reasoning alone should tell you that the result is invalid

enjoying health and vigor

the horse is getting along in years, but still perfectly sound

marked by the ability to withstand stress without structural damage or distortion

the shed looks flimsy, but it's actually surprisingly sound

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Example Sentences of sound

I was sound asleep.

I like the sound of that.

I found the boy sound asleep.

I love the sound of wind chimes.

I fell sound asleep before I knew it.

I find the sound of the rain relaxing.

I love the sound of children laughing.

I fell sound asleep because I was very tired.

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I was woken up by the sound of thunder this morning.

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Synonyms for sound

speech sound strait auditory sensation phone audio sound recording audio frequency audio recording telephone earphone telephone set headphone earpiece straits pass heavy intelligent wakeless profound good legal healthy reasoned well grounded level headed levelheaded effectual reasoning(a) salubrious well informed sizable sizeable thinking(a) hefty respectable goodly goodish tidy good for you(p) dear beneficial in effect(p) unspoiled skillful secure serious effective upright salutary in force(p) skilful practiced dependable estimable expert just proficient full honest undecomposed unspoilt ripe safe adept honorable well(p) right near efficacious laboured sullen laborious overweight toilsome intemperate with child(p) dense grueling unsounded heavy(p) threatening grave cloggy heavy(a) large(p) clayey enceinte grievous fleshy weighed down hard weighty impenetrable gruelling expectant lumbering ponderous backbreaking unfathomed sonorous great(p) operose fundamental arduous big(a) labored unplumbed punishing gravid big(p) lowering leaden vocalise voice vocalize fathom go drop dead pop off operate belong buy the farm give up the ghost work choke go away get rifle get going kick the bucket run blend function lead endure live pass away perish run short survive croak plump move extend conk fit blend in become run low conk out locomote break proceed last decease give out depart give way hold up snuff it hold out start fail expire die travel break down exit live on go bad phonate enunciate vowelize articulate vowelise penetrate bottom noise note tone resonance audibility report entire unbroken whole perfect unhurt uninjured unimpaired firm strong vigorous solid irrefragable irrefutable thorough valid wholesome correct substantial probe gauge investigate undecayed faultless hearty hale hardy in health in good health not diseased sane well balanced true reasonable rational sensible judicious established fixed undisturbed fast lusty forcible orthodox of the true faith not heretical soundly profoundly narrows air bladder resound make a noise give out a sound appear by the sound try the depth throw the lead cause to sound utter express audibly celebrate measure try the depth of examine test try robust salim acoustic audible proper sounds beep selim sonar reliable acoustics øresund able bodied sund sonora wise seem stable aural solids sons echo reecho resonate reverberate act appear come across (as) come off (as) feel look make air expound express give raise state vent ventilate advertise announce annunciate blare blaze blazon broadcast declare flash herald placard post proclaim promulgate publicize publish release trumpet plumb dive pitch plunge earshot hail hearing channel neck analytic analytical coherent consequent logical well founded bouncing well well conditioned bombproof stalwart sturdy

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Sound in different languages

  • klank Afrikaans
  • صوتArabic
  • səsAzerbaijani
  • гукByelorussian
  • звук Bulgarian
  • শব্দBengali
  • སྒྲTibetan
  • so sonar sòlid sa Catalan
  • zvuk rozeznít rozezvučet znít vyslovovat solidní zdravý Czech
  • swnio sŵn swnt Welch
  • lyd lyde lade udtale rask lodde sondere prøve sund fornuftig sikker sonde dykke pejle pålidelig solid Danish
  • klang schall erklingen laut klingen sund sonde sondieren gesund German
  • ήχος στηθοσκόπιο βολιδοσκοπώ πορθμός ακροώμαι Greek
  • sono soni Esperanto
  • son sonar sonido seno sondear sano estrecho sonda Spanish
  • heli Estonian
  • soinu, hots, soundBasque
  • صدا آواز صدا دادن تندرست Persian
  • soida päästää ääni kajahtaa perustua soittaa ääni äännähtää törähtää kuulostaa ääntää lausua sondi sukeltaa kokeilla sondeerata luodata kondiksessa lahti koetin hyväkuntoinen vuono terve tutkia testata koestaa Finnish
  • ljóð, sundFaeroese
  • de prononcer sonner son exprimer sain sonder sauf complet tester solide sonde sûr French
  • lûdFrisian
  • fuaim sunda bealach caolas béal Irish
  • fuaimScots Gaelic
  • sonGalician
  • puGuarani
  • ધ્વનિGujarati
  • קוֹל, השמיע קול, יציב, בריאHebrew
  • आवाज़ ध्वनी Hindi
  • hang hangzás sértetlen egészséges hibátlan ép Hungarian
  • հնչյուն ձայն Armenian
  • sonarInterlingua
  • bunyi Indonesian
  • hljóða hljóð hljóma sund Icelandic
  • suonare suono insenatura sano Italian
  • 音声, 関係する, 鳴らす, 音, 響き, 鳴る, 探子, 堅固な, 健全なる, 調べる, 探る, 健全な, 健康的な, 入り江, 潜るJapanese
  • ხმა Georgian
  • дыбысKazakh
  • សូរសំឡេងCambodian
  • ಸ್ವಸ್ಥ ಶಬ್ದ Kannada
  • 音, 소리, 음Korean
  • дабыш, добуш, тыбышKirghiz
  • sonō sonus sonitus Latin
  • ສຽງLao
  • garso Lithuanian
  • skaņa Latvian
  • nganga, toiora, tāwēwē, auMaori
  • глас звук звучи озвучува јак силен здрав цврст драга сонда сондира Macedonian
  • ഒച്ച Malayalam
  • дууMongolian
  • ध्वनी, आवाजMarathi
  • bunyi Malay
  • ħossMaltese
  • အသံBurmese
  • ध्वनि Nepali
  • geluid klinken klank geluid maken toon voortbrengen degelijk Dutch
  • ljod, lyd
  • lyd frisk sunn grei sund stødig Norwegian
  • sonOccitan
  • dźwięk cieśnina Polish
  • som soar profundo enseada sonda sólido sã seguro completo são Portuguese
  • sondar, sunar, sun, tunRomance
  • suna sunet robust sigur zdravăn nevătămat solid intact teafăr sănătos complet Romanian
  • звук звучать прозвучать канал хорошо надёжный крепкий здоровый пролив прочный Russian
  • स्वर, शब्द, नाद, ध्वन्Sanskrit
  • sonai, sonareSardinian
  • zvuk, звукSerbo
  • සද්දෙSinghalese
  • zvuk prieliv Slovak
  • zvok, zveneti, zazvenetiSlovenian
  • tingull Albanian
  • ljud låta ljuda sund kry frisk Swedish
  • sauti Swahili
  • ஒலி Tamil
  • సవ్వడి, శబ్దం, ధ్వనించు, మోగు, ధ్వని, మోగించుTegulu
  • овоз, садоTajik
  • เสียงThai
  • sesTurkmen
  • tunogTagalog
  • ses sağlıklı iyi Turkish
  • тавышTatar
  • звукUkrainian
  • آوازUrdu
  • tovushUzbek
  • âm thanh 音聲 âm 音 Vietnamese
  • ton, saunikVolapuk
  • קלאנגYiddish
  • 声音 Chinese

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