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adj. healthy, whole, free from disease; in good condition, free from defect, solid and strong; sane; firm, having a solid foundation; secure; valid, reasonable; thorough; moral; trustworthy; having common sense, that shows good judgement; conservative; (of sleep) deep and reposeful
v. make a noise; give an impression; cause to produce a sound; present or summon with a sound; pronounce; examine by causing to emit sound; measure the depth of water with a sounding line
n. vibrations that can be detected by the human ear; noise; vocal utterance; range in which something can be heard; implication; meaningless noise; body of water which connects two larger bodies of water; ocean inlet

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In physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water. In physiology and psychology, sound is the reception of such waves and their perception by the brain.

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1. the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
(antonym) silence, quiet
(hypernym) sound property
(hyponym) noisiness, racketiness
2. the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
(synonym) auditory sensation
(hypernym) sensation, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum
(hyponym) music, euphony
3. mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
(hypernym) mechanical phenomenon
(hyponym) ultrasound
4. the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
(hypernym) happening, occurrence, natural event
(hyponym) beat
5. the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials"
(synonym) audio
(hypernym) auditory communication
(part-holonym) television, telecasting, TV, video
6. (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
(synonym) phone, speech sound
(hypernym) language unit, linguistic unit
(hyponym) phoneme
(part-holonym) utterance, vocalization
(derivation) voice, vocalize, vocalise
(classification) phonetics
7. a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
(synonym) strait
(hypernym) channel
(hyponym) Dardanelles, Hellespont
8. a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
(hypernym) body of water, water
(hyponym) Long Island Sound
(derivation) fathom

1. appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
(hypernym) look, appear, seem
2. make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
(synonym) go
(hypernym) cause to be perceived
(hyponym) snarl
(derivation) audio
3. give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"
(hyponym) cackel
4. announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"
(hypernym) announce, denote
(derivation) phone, speech sound
5. utter with vibrating vocal chords
(synonym) voice, vocalize, vocalise
(hypernym) pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
(hyponym) chirk
(derivation) phone, speech sound
6. cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
(hyponym) play
(cause) go
(see-also) sound off, strike up
7. measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
(synonym) fathom
(hypernym) quantify, measure

1. financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
(antonym) unsound
(similar) dependable, good, safe, secure
(see-also) fit, healthy
2. 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"
(synonym) healthy, intelligent, levelheaded
(similar) reasonable, sensible
3. in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
(antonym) unsound
(similar) solid, strong, substantial
4. in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
(synonym) good
(similar) healthy
5. reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; "a sound argument"
(synonym) reasoned, well-grounded
(similar) valid
6. having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"
(synonym) legal
(similar) valid
7. free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"
(similar) righteous
8. (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
(synonym) heavy, profound, wakeless
(similar) deep
9. thorough; "a sound thrashing"
(similar) complete

1. deeply or completely; "slept soundly through the storm"; "is sound asleep"
(synonym) soundly

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