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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sound
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bell sounds
▪ Somewhere across the valley a bell sounded.
a deep/sound/heavy sleep (=a sleep from which you cannot easily be woken)
▪ The noise woke him from a deep sleep.
a distant sound
▪ Sometimes you can hear the distant sound of traffic from the main road.
a sound/firm/secure footing
▪ They managed to get the business onto a more secure footing.
a sound/firm/solid basis
▪ Drama school may provide a sound basis for an acting career.
a sound/secure base
▪ A child needs a responsive mother in order to form a secure base for future development.
arrive safe and sound (=safely)
▪ It was a great relief when he arrived back safe and sound.
break the sound barrier (=travel faster than the speed of sound)
deliver/sound a warning (=give a public warning)
▪ The chairman sounded a warning that jobs could be lost.
fast/sound asleep (=sleeping deeply)
feel/look/sound offended
▪ Stella was beginning to feel a little offended.
look/sound apologetic
▪ Dan came in looking very apologetic.
look/sound depressed
▪ Is Jo all right? She sounded a bit depressed.
look/sound familiar
▪ The voice on the phone sounded familiar.
look/sound nervous
▪ He sounded nervous and uncertain.
look/sound/feel bored
▪ Some of the students were starting to look bored.
look/sound/feel/taste/seem like
▪ The garden looked like a jungle.
▪ At last he felt like a real soldier.
looks/seems/sounds fine
▪ In theory, the scheme sounds fine.
muffled the sound
▪ The falling snow muffled the sound of our footsteps.
plaintive cry/voice/sound etc
▪ the plaintive cry of the seagull
safe and sound/well (=unharmed, especially after being in danger)
▪ The missing children were found safe and sound.
seem/look/sound embarrassed
▪ The judge seemed embarrassed to be asking her such personal questions.
sound all right
▪ We’ll eat at eight. Does that sound all right to you?
sound barrier
sound bite
sound check
sound common sense (=sensible and reliable)
▪ These ideas contained much sound common sense.
sound effects
sound enthusiastic
▪ ‘I’m sure we can do it,’ she said, trying to sound enthusiastic.
sound obvious
▪ This may sound obvious, but don’t forget to put your name on your paper.
sound quality
▪ I apologise for the poor sound quality of this recording.
sound shocked
▪ "Of course not!" he exclaimed, sounding shocked.
sound system
sound wave
sound (=sensible)
▪ I thought that this was sound advice.
sounding board
▪ John always used her as a sounding board for new ideas.
sound/look relieved
▪ Jen looked relieved to see me.
sounds crazy
▪ I know this idea sounds crazy, but it may be worth a try.
(sound/strike/toll) the death knell for/of sth
▪ The loss of Georgia would sound the death knell of Republican hopes.
sound/taste/smell/feel etc great
▪ I worked out this morning and I feel great.
▪ You look great in that dress.
sound/toot/honk/blow your horn (=make a noise with your horn)
sth sounds (like) fun (=seems to be enjoyable)
▪ The picnic sounded like fun.
strong/healthy/sound
▪ The new government inherited a strong economy.
structurally sound (=in good condition)
▪ Is the building structurally sound?
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
different
▪ And every one gives a different sound.
▪ Have the students experiment to see how many different sounds they can make.
▪ There are more than 500 different sounds on the synthesizer, each of which has a complete scale on the keyboard.
▪ The AK47 and the M16 make very different sounds.
▪ I used a lot of different sounds for the album.
▪ But I worry that the different sounds for the same object will confuse her.
▪ He was driving away from me grounds of Hauser's estate when he heard a different engine sound.
▪ Winamp too lets you set it as the default player for all different types of sound files.
familiar
▪ They're a familiar sound - police, ambulance, fire engine; electronic donkeys braying.
▪ And as Gargy Patel reports, it's also provided one the city's most familiar sounds.
▪ I thought for an incredible moment that I caught something familiar in the sound - but it couldn't be.
▪ It was a familiar sound to her.
▪ As the mail train thundered past and disappeared into the distance he heard the familiar sound of footsteps.
▪ Houses have weird silhouettes in the soft rain, noises come through open windows, television voices, familiar sound tracks.
▪ The familiar sounds brought Jehan to a sense of the place and the time.
▪ It had become a familiar sound over the last couple of days.
only
▪ The only sound now was their feet rustling through the shore grass, coarse and hard from countless tides of salt water.
▪ Soon the only sound came from the carousing in the hall below.
▪ On the landing the only sound was Jos's deep snoring from the room next door.
▪ The only sound came from the ticking of a clock.
▪ The only other sound to be heard was the chirping of birds.
▪ He commented patronisingly that almost the only sounds he heard from Baldwin during Cabinets were the rhythmic sucking of his pipe.
▪ The only sounds to be heard were the sheep's teeth tearing grass and their low, rumbling bleats.
▪ Here the only sound was the faint hum of the air-filters overhead.
■ VERB
hear
▪ I could hear the sound of a kettle being filled.
▪ All I want to hear is the sound of the wind rushing through this funky old tub.
▪ And, on cue, he heard the sound of hoofbeats ` on the wind.
▪ The first hears the most fragile sounds of the passing countryside, the other knows he is capable of the swiftest speed.
▪ He could hear the sound of a wireless so he knew some one must be in.
▪ Dyslexics may hear sounds but find it difficult to translate those sounds into words.
▪ No one came, I heard no sounds.
▪ I heard a low murmuring sound.
listen
▪ He opened the door and paused for a moment, listening for sounds of Mrs Blakey.
▪ We would lie in bed together, listening to the sounds of Paris outside.
▪ She guessed that he had been standing at the window or listening for the sound of her key in the lock.
▪ He listened to the muffled sound waver and fall in pitch, like a faraway siren.
▪ Here ... Valerie listened for suspicious sounds on the tape, and despised herself for so doing.
▪ Stark made another swing, and I closed my eyes and listened for the sounds of good golf.
▪ Claudia lying in her hut listening for the first sounds of life.
▪ But he was tired so he just lay there, listening to the street sounds, and waited for morning.
make
▪ Flak blotted the sky ahead, making remote grunting sounds.
▪ The others nodded, made agreeable sounds, and drifted off down the corridor.
▪ She remembered making the right sounds and moving like a puppet as the party began.
▪ This made it sound to them as though color were beneath me.
▪ Fenella, Lisabeth's younger, slimmer room-mate, had sneaked down the stairs from their flat without making a sound.
▪ His hands over his head, he was pulling the steel headrest, his breath making a low-pitched moaning sound.
▪ Ropes let down into it seem to go down for ever, coins dropped never make a sound, etc.
muffle
▪ The snow drifted down, muffling the sounds of the party, the fireworks spluttering, falling damply into the dark night.
▪ He listened to the muffled sound waver and fall in pitch, like a faraway siren.
▪ The volume of the music muffled the sounds of the attack, and no-one heard her screams for help.
▪ From the other side of the wall, she could hear the low muffled sounds of the television in the next room.
▪ This method serves a dual function - it will absorb irregularities in the existing floorboards, and also muffle sound.
▪ If Fen entered the galley for any reason, the curtain was not sufficient barrier to muffle the sound of sobbing.
▪ She laughed hysterically, jamming her fingers into her mouth to muffle the sound.
produce
▪ There are four pianos in the pit, two with sheets of paper laid across the strings to produce dull percussive sounds.
▪ Speaking a language involves producing sounds for others to hear, understand, and act upon.
▪ Richie, who always lay on his back, produced a sound similar to the underwater gurgling of an old motorboat.
▪ They produced a remarkably consistent sound for the revolving-door group.
▪ Mackenzie went on to produce fractal sounds from sampled real world waveforms.
▪ Leaving behind the familiar phrasings, Coltrane began to produce swirls of sound and visceral shrieks that puzzled and angered music critics.
▪ As if by magic, a stereo disc or tape heard through headphones produces a surround of sound.
▪ Like Jefferson, he pursued the dream of producing sound table wine from Eastern soil at affordable prices for the masses.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(hear the sound of) wedding bells
I don't want to sound/be ..., but ...
ambient music/sounds
sickening thud/crash/sound etc
▪ Her heart took up a sickening thud.
▪ One pitched out, hitting the ground with a sickening thud.
▪ Then she landed on the Market Square flagstones with a sickening crash to lie motionless.
▪ Then, with a sickening thud in her solar plexus, she understood.
▪ They heard screams, kicks, the sickening thud of a punch, and the ogre roaring Solper's name.
the ghost of a smile/sound etc
the sound barrier
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a vowel sound
▪ From the next room came the sound of laughter.
▪ Some of these planes can travel faster than the speed of sound.
▪ Something's wrong with the TV - you can see the pictures, but there's no sound.
▪ the fascinating sights and sounds of Marrakesh
▪ The only sound in the house was the ticking of the clock.
▪ There's no sound coming from the TV.
▪ What's that funny rattling sound coming from the back of the car?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But there were neither apologies nor regrets, and the air rang to the sound of hundreds of cheers.
▪ Colourful flashing lights synchronize the sound.
▪ From the kitchen came the sound of pots thrown to the floor.
▪ She liked the sizzling sound of the water as it hit the stones when some one threw it from the bucket.
▪ The ground mist clung closely to the hedgerows, discouraging the birds and damping down all sound.
▪ What you hear will incorporate high-fidelity sound, speech synthesis, and speech recognition.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
almost
▪ It sounds almost like an adumbration of gravitation.
▪ As he tells it, it does sound almost like a stage farce.
▪ When her assailant spoke he sounded almost offended, which struck Rachel as strange since she appeared to be the injured party.
▪ It sounds almost like a storybook story.
▪ It's the same sort of sound but much lower in volume and pitch - it almost sounds like a stomach rumbling.
▪ So far, this probably sounds almost too simple.
▪ So a belief that there were Communists in the Army could be made to sound almost plausible.
as
▪ BShields used to undermine her fiction by sounding as if she were inhaling the microphone.
▪ The ads never distracted listeners from the music but could sound as wild and greasy and cool as the platters played alongside.
▪ Never mind nature taking its course, it sounds as though you're plotting to seduce him.
▪ Their voices sounded as if they should be coming from the mouths of cute, fuzzy characters on some Saturday morning cartoon.
▪ I called, got through and spoke to a man who sounded as ordinary and as sane as I thought I was.
▪ Kantner and Palmer participated in a media conference call Wednesday and sounded as if they had undergone proper corporate indoctrination.
▪ His voice was nasal, to the extent that it sounded as if there was a clothes peg clipped on to his nose.
▪ Amazingly, he sounded as if that was exactly what he meant.
like
▪ But he has, making it sound like a golden lacework surrounding the crystalline vocals of Carol Kidd.
▪ That was what she sounded like to me, like a woman squealing.
▪ Pretty Samantha Mumba sounded like she has a distinctive voice.
▪ Unfortunately, it sounds like yours is in the latter category.
▪ He sounded like he had never felt better in his life.
▪ His eloquent description makes it sound like a building that any community would be proud to have in its midst.
▪ A beautiful dish, it is more or less what it sounds like, sticky rice wrapped in green striated lotus leaves.
▪ Domestic violence, I said, was what it sounded like to me.
more
▪ Even the people sounded more Southern than Western.
▪ No, it sounded more as if she was being forced to protect some one, maybe Keith.
▪ Elizabeth Hanford Dole often acts and sounds more like a candidate than the candidate.
▪ Already they've scaled up their fluid star-burst psychedelia into something that sounds more suited to outdoor festivals than stuffed solid mini-venues.
▪ He sounded more Tolstoyan than all the rest of us.
▪ Now his incantations of the old slogans of national independence and identity sounded more and more hollow.
▪ Another class that sounded more adventurous was located in Cambridge.
quite
▪ Although it sounds quite funny picking up children and carrying them can be tricky when you can hardly walk.
▪ Some of these questions may sound quite sophisticated and too advanced for many people.
▪ He sounded quite normal when he phoned, just annoyed about the holiday.
▪ Put like that it didn't sound quite so convincing.
▪ It doesn't sound quite as good as education, education, education.
▪ Given identical soundboards, lutes made of cherry and rosewood will sound quite different.
▪ He made it sound quite an ordinary request and I didn't like to ask why.
▪ Some were like herself, some were from the suburbs and some sounded quite posh.
rather
▪ It sounds rather pompous, I dare say, but I think it was the beginning of understanding without knowing.
▪ I was forced to admit that put that way, it did sound rather absurd.
▪ It is also suggested as a weapon against parasites, but this does sound rather hazardous!
▪ He suddenly sounded rather standoffish and said he would not need to be picked up.
▪ Sitting watching it Digby was forced to confess that it did sound rather radical.
▪ It sounded rather apologetic and explicitly underlined that it was nothing to do with Bagshaw.
▪ As we look around the world, that might sound rather hollow.
▪ Lebed, indeed, can sound rather restrained.
right
▪ It's one of those Jabberwocky-type words that just sounds right.
▪ Just then a foghorn sounded right clear.
▪ He sounds right, politically and otherwise.
▪ If it sounds right, it is right!
▪ Q.. How do you know when a song sounds right?
▪ Forster reached for his mask, just as the hissing gas noise sounded right on top of him, ending with a little shriek.
▪ And vice versa all those prepared speeches that look good on paper-they never sound right when read from a podium.
so
▪ And anyway don't sound so surprised.
▪ It sounds so much like the record.
▪ Soloff has never sounded so good-his tone fat and full, his range phenomenal.
▪ She had sounded so nice on the phone, not knowledgeable but pleasantly enthusiastic.
▪ I feared that it sounded so small.
▪ Ludens had sounded so moved, so stirred by some emotion.
▪ Chords which would sound thick and dull on the piano do not sound so on the harp.
too
▪ Without sounding too clichéd about it, there should be more to it than that.
▪ Sure enough, they noticed an ad for a business opportunity that sounded too good to be true.
▪ Sorry if I didn't sound too keen at first.
▪ If it sounds too good to be true I assure you it's not.
▪ But you might be surprised that it doesn't sound too bad either.
▪ He was right in a way, it wouldn't sound too good in court.
very
▪ Unless they were very good actors, they sounded very convincing to me when they said they were innocent.
▪ It was starting to sound very familiar.
▪ But it didn't sound very convincing; and I was afraid he wouldn't buy any of his pictures anywhere.
▪ I know that sounds very childish and naive, but think about it.
▪ It sounds very small in relation to the costs of war, but so do most budgets.
▪ In such letters he sounded very much himself-direct, sincere, kind, and eager to dispel any possible misunderstanding.
▪ That doesn't sound very nice.
▪ In his recent appearances, Yeltsin has looked vigorous and sounded very much in charge.
■ NOUN
alarm
▪ But video films of fires carried out on the test rig suggest that alarms will sound too late.
▪ This alarm sounds like a gigantic pencil-sharpener grinding up something awful.
▪ The alarm was sounded in time.
▪ If temperatures rise too high or machine speeds fall too low, an alarm sounds a warning before the system breaks down.
▪ A 12-hour alarm sounds off at your command.
▪ The alarm bells had been sounded, the news was being fast disseminated.
▪ She tensed; as if some buried defence had been touched by this ultimate surrender, some distant alarm bell sounded.
bell
▪ The passing bell is sounding for the mass extinction of species.
▪ Miss Bradley, first bell has sounded.
▪ Even so, alarm bells are beginning to sound at Westminster.
▪ A bell sounded in the church at Gushibov, either calling Gentiles to Mass or because they were carrying out a corpse.
▪ A bell sounded somewhere in the house but there was no response.
▪ We kissed, and every time the bell tower sounded, we listened attentively.
▪ Swallows fought under the eaves outside the window, a lonely bell sounded, and Corbett heard faint shouts from the courtyard.
▪ A fog bell sounds in the distance.
horn
▪ The driver sounded his horn furiously as the taxi sped on.
▪ To help the doggies along, Mercer sounds a horn that emits an ear-piercing wail from his plane.
▪ Oscar sounded his deafening horn three times and the gates to the yard swung open.
▪ In his failure to sound the horn in time there is tragedy, but it is not of a very complicated kind.
▪ Santerre sounded the horn and led the excited hunters down the hill.
▪ It is not permitted to sound a car horn after a certain hour.
▪ Down in the drive some one was sounding a car horn.
▪ The driver sounded his horn frantically.
note
▪ Some retailers sounded a note of caution.
▪ We may have to sound a warning note of challenge as well as minister a word of comfort.
▪ Calvary's pipe organs are poised to sound somber notes of mourning for Earnhardt.
▪ For example, a modulating theme may sound nonsensical without other notes which guide the harmonic flow.
▪ When the plane crashed, it sounded a note that harmonized with the disaster of my early life.
▪ Our third theme will, however, sound several notes of caution.
▪ From somewhere in the valley, a trumpet sounded four wavering notes.
voice
▪ I remember my tongue shedding its skin like a snake, my voice in the classroom sounding just like the rest.
▪ He said that it hurt badly and that his voice sounded funny.
▪ Robert Dexter obviously expected that shocked reaction because his voice sounded infinitely soothing, even formal.
▪ Their voices sounded as if they should be coming from the mouths of cute, fuzzy characters on some Saturday morning cartoon.
▪ As if it had been swallowed up.That was how that voice had sounded to him all those years ago.
▪ His voice sounded a little hurt.
▪ Her own voice sounded totally unlike her own, her mouth dry, her throat thick and choked with emotion.
▪ Connors's voice sounded above the crackle of his own machine-gun fire.
warning
▪ It is worth sounding a warning to those who are part of a tightly-knit family unit.
▪ But its 1993 report sounded some warnings and suggested that governments consider advisory votes for controversial projects.
▪ We may have to sound a warning note of challenge as well as minister a word of comfort.
▪ If temperatures rise too high or machine speeds fall too low, an alarm sounds a warning before the system breaks down.
▪ Reigning champions Denbighshire soared to a 118runs win over Merionethshire at Gwersyllt to sound an early warning to their challengers.
▪ In the echoing stillness of the hall at Colcutt Manor it sounded like the four-minute warning.
■ VERB
begin
▪ What was the trouble today? she wondered, as impatient horn blasts began to sound.
▪ Then her phone calls became increasingly infrequent and she began to sound increasing remote.
▪ Old Fakrid's hardly been gone two time units and already our clever First Pilot has begun to sound exactly like him.
▪ Then the other two began to sound ragged.
▪ We didn't make Abisko, chickening out as the weather worsened and the forecasts began to sound even more dire.
▪ After a while it began to sound like Bill was just growing accustomed to getting a rise out of people.
▪ The Big Three began sounding the alarm in a big way when January sales figures were reported.
hear
▪ He heard what sounded like a stifled cry of pain from a shriller voice; then the commotion beside him resumed once more.
▪ When I straightened up I heard a slight sound behind me.
▪ I would like to hear it as it sounded while it was passing.
▪ They heard what sounded like a blow.
▪ I hear his play-flight sounds in the distance.
▪ Then, through the rain, she heard a scratching sound, followed by a sharp, impatient bark.
▪ Downriver, they heard what sounded like an avalanche.
make
▪ Terribly difficult not to make it sound like a silly joke.
▪ Kirilenko made it sound like a scholarly aside.
▪ You make it sound as if we're about eighty.
▪ They made him sound like a homicidal monster.
▪ Dryden makes him sound a monument of dullness; in reality he is brisk, lively and journalistic.
▪ She slid it along the counter toward him, making skidding sounds when it reached his arm.
▪ I've not heard that for quite a while and its unfamiliarity makes it sound strange.
▪ His eloquent description makes it sound like a building that any community would be proud to have in its midst.
try
▪ When he tries to sound fiercer he sometimes sounds peevish or wheedling.
▪ I asked, trying to sound chipper.
▪ A crooner in a John Collier suit was trying to sound like Vince Hill.
▪ I tried to sound assured, but her expression unnerved me.
▪ Mr Annan tried to sound upbeat in the rest of his report.
▪ Ralph tried to sound hearty and enthusiastic, but his voice struggled from him like a half-drowned river rat.
▪ So I try to sound interested.
▪ Mrs Boatwright tried to sound casual.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(hear the sound of) wedding bells
ambient music/sounds
raise/sound the alarm
▪ Fred Goodyear was so shocked that it was more than eight hours before he raised the alarm.
▪ He sounded the alarm and the train stopped at St-Pierre-des-Corps, near Tours.
▪ He was one of the earliest to sound the alarm about the fate of churches and their contents.
▪ Stewart dispatched a column sounding the alarm.
▪ The Big Three began sounding the alarm in a big way when January sales figures were reported.
▪ They have lost no time in sounding the alarm about an impending famine, which they say threatens 1.9m people.
▪ Volcanologist Pierce Brosnan and small-town mayor Linda Hamilton sound the alarm.
▪ When the First Lady looked in on him and discovered he was missing, she panicked and sounded the alarm.
sickening thud/crash/sound etc
▪ Her heart took up a sickening thud.
▪ One pitched out, hitting the ground with a sickening thud.
▪ Then she landed on the Market Square flagstones with a sickening crash to lie motionless.
▪ Then, with a sickening thud in her solar plexus, she understood.
▪ They heard screams, kicks, the sickening thud of a punch, and the ogre roaring Solper's name.
the ghost of a smile/sound etc
the sound barrier
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ "We're all going clubbing tomorrow night." "That sounds like fun."
▪ $50 sounds about right.
▪ He sounds a pretty strange person.
▪ I called my dad and told him what has happened. He sounded really angry.
▪ If gas levels get too high, a warning bell will sound.
▪ Istanbul sounds really exciting.
▪ Jen sounded kind of tired on the phone.
▪ Several earlier studies had sounded similar warnings.
▪ That sounds pretty good to me.
▪ The trip sounds really exciting.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Another process boils off the alcohol, which sounds painful.
▪ I know that sounds very childish and naive, but think about it.
▪ It sounds like the conceit of a Disney movie.
▪ It sounds like the Sugarhill Gang must still be in Tokyo.
▪ She had sounded so nice on the phone, not knowledgeable but pleasantly enthusiastic.
▪ Your system sounds fine and will certainly support either a Coral Beauty or a Bicolor Angel.
III.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
ecologically
▪ It's smart, effective, ecologically sound and it does pop in such a thirst-rousing way.
▪ Governing bodies in Oakland, San Francisco and Berkeley approved resolutions urging the company to adopt ecologically sound procurement policies.
▪ Working with nature is clearly practical, as well as ecologically sound.
▪ They consider that unless the farming methods are tackled, no clothing industry can claim that its product is ecologically sound.
▪ Improved public funding for ecologically sound land management was also discussed, as were criteria for reaching high environmental standards.
environmentally
▪ Subsidies for production will gradually be replaced with green premium payments to promote environmentally sound management of the countryside.
▪ One such factor is economic: Poor nations are simply unable to afford environmentally sound consumption and production practices.
▪ The Guild consists of around 140 writers and winning projects have to be environmentally sound as well as contributing something to the local economy.
▪ Developing countries need environmentally sound technologies to honour their sustainability commitments under the Convention.
▪ Unlike the downhill sport, this is cheap and environmentally sound.
▪ By keeping the tidal mudflats, the conservationists argue, the development will be both more imaginative and environmentally sound.
▪ The decision on the channel tunnel rail link was environmentally sound.
financially
▪ To qualify for membership, a company must prove that: it is established and financially sound.
▪ It maintains that the amount has already been accounted for and that it remains financially sound.
▪ Emphasis will be placed on identifying well-managed, financially sound growth companies in niche areas.
ideologically
▪ They're ideologically sound, although sometimes they don't look it, know what I mean?
perfectly
▪ There predicament is complicated by the far larger number of owners who can not sell perfectly sound concrete houses.
▪ Still, given our fondness for gunning each other down, fearing the sight of blood seems perfectly sound.
▪ Her ears, she claimed, were perfectly sound.
▪ They're shallow and rather rough, but there's no smell of death or disease and they're perfectly sound.
▪ His judgement was, after all, perfectly sound.
structurally
▪ According to the board, Ocean Ranger was structurally sound and should have been able to weather the storm.
▪ But a state judge ruled the buildings were structurally sound and allowed squatters to remain.
▪ The authority insists that the two storey buildings are structurally sound and safe.
▪ What you want to know is: Is the building structurally sound and weatherproof?
theoretically
▪ The first criticism is that, although key settlement policies are theoretically sound, they have been poorly implemented in practice.
▪ Such analysis provides is with a relatively precise, and theoretically sound methodology for dealing with perceivable changes in character.
very
▪ The Prime Minister My hon. Friend makes a very sound point.
▪ The reasoning was very sensible, the logic very sound, and it was fatefully wrong.
▪ It could prove a very sound investment if he ever decides to sell it again.
▪ A very sound investment compared to plasterboards of the same thickness.
▪ Surely leasing or selling to Fulham would be very sound, Instead of being owners of a derelict ground.
▪ Some people are very sound but can formulate opinions only after prolonged consideration.
▪ However, despite some very sound features, the scheme foundered due to lack of organizational backing for its revision.
▪ Bullen's reasons for doing this were actually very sound.
■ NOUN
advice
▪ However, the market is highly specialised and it is important to operate only on the basis of sound advice.
▪ Even when commenting on the poor service in the hotel he genuinely attempts to offer sound advice.
▪ They have both made very substantial contributions to the progress of the Group and we will miss their sound advice.
▪ Laura Lee's article was well balanced and gave sound advice on a variety of ways forward.
▪ Any reader wanting the right detector to suit his pocket and plenty of sound advice is welcome to give me a ring.
▪ Their quality of work is excellent and they offer good, sound advice.
▪ The days when bank managers ranked with doctors in local communities because of sound advice and fair treatment of customers have long gone.
▪ In his own inimitable style, Oz provides sound advice on best buys and stockists.
basis
▪ We are satisfied that the Group's recommendations represent a sound basis for legislation and we propose no changes.
▪ Yet, relations with Washington are on an extremely sound basis and there is a glimmer of improvement with Seoul.
▪ Fear and anxiety, then, may have a sound basis.
▪ Training in local government offers you a sound basis for career flexibility.
▪ That is a sound basis for setting out to communicate, persuade, sell or argue.
▪ There is a sound basis behind her success.
▪ Here, the fact that a conflict of interest is abused is not in itself a sound basis for regulation.
▪ This will be a sound basis for the School Development Plan described in the previous chapter.
business
▪ Making a business succeed is not simple - even the best ideas and skills need detailed planning and sound business sense.
▪ The owner must have either an established business desiring to expand or a sound business plan.
▪ Educational assistance not only benefits the individual - it also makes sound business sense.
investment
▪ Bricks and mortar used to much more than a sound investment - it was the best way to make serious money.
▪ It could prove a very sound investment if he ever decides to sell it again.
▪ A very sound investment compared to plasterboards of the same thickness.
▪ Time spent on this aspect is a very sound investment in the ferrets' future performance.
▪ It was a sound investment by Watford, because Wilkinson topped the club's scoring charts for three successive seasons.
▪ It was really a sound investment, a first class mortgage, with very good security.
▪ As a former building contractor, he had an eye for a sound investment in bricks and mortar.
judgement
▪ He was also beginning to rely very heavily on her sound judgement on a number of things.
▪ The important thing is to harness growth to self-knowledge, a ready acceptance of change, swift-moving business practice and sound judgement.
▪ An elegant study, combining sound judgement of Trollope's characterisation with an excellent discursive style.
▪ This is sound judgement but nothing beyond the reach of average mortals.
▪ It was an entirely sound judgement.
policy
▪ It would be a far sounder policy to run down western reprocessing.
▪ Fifth, sound policy must address the provision of adequate, secure cycle parking.
principle
▪ It is therefore necessary for nurses to base their practice on sound principles grounded in research.
▪ It is exactly that willful abuse of discipline that will undermine an otherwise sound principle.
reason
▪ There are sound reasons for using consultants.
▪ There is a sound reason for rewording that clause, because that is too frequent an occurrence in day-to-day life in prison.
▪ While obviously the fixed charge accords superior protection, there are sound reasons for taking a floating charge.
▪ There were sound reasons for this view.
▪ As long as a strong argument or sound reasons are given for your opinions they will stand on their own.
▪ Unless there are sound reasons for so doing, it does not make sense to go outside the established channel.
▪ There is a very sound reason for this provision.
▪ As mentioned in the previous section, there are sound reasons for the slowdown in big-city population decline.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(hear the sound of) wedding bells
I don't want to sound/be ..., but ...
raise/sound the alarm
▪ Fred Goodyear was so shocked that it was more than eight hours before he raised the alarm.
▪ He sounded the alarm and the train stopped at St-Pierre-des-Corps, near Tours.
▪ He was one of the earliest to sound the alarm about the fate of churches and their contents.
▪ Stewart dispatched a column sounding the alarm.
▪ The Big Three began sounding the alarm in a big way when January sales figures were reported.
▪ They have lost no time in sounding the alarm about an impending famine, which they say threatens 1.9m people.
▪ Volcanologist Pierce Brosnan and small-town mayor Linda Hamilton sound the alarm.
▪ When the First Lady looked in on him and discovered he was missing, she panicked and sounded the alarm.
the ghost of a smile/sound etc
the sound barrier
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A tense atmosphere is easy to create on stage with some sinister music and creepy sound effects.
▪ Is recycling glass a sound idea?
▪ The company offers sound financial advice to individuals and businesses.
▪ The ear picks up sound waves and converts them into signals that it sends to the brain.
▪ There is no sound reason for the closure of this factory.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ At one minute before the start a sound signal is made.
▪ Because he's sound, thought Mayta.
▪ I believe that this trend will spread and that it is based on very sound educational grounds.
▪ Pragmatism as a conception of law does not stipulate which of these various visions of good community are sound or attractive.
▪ The importance of sound recruitment and selection can not therefore be overstressed.
▪ There may on occasions be sound educational reasons for adopting a style of interaction in which unfocused questions predominate.
▪ Throughout the eighties some officials displayed a tendency to overdo the latest idea, often itself not particularly sound.
IV.adverb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
asleep
▪ And in minutes the old man was sound asleep.
▪ And when he got back to his own hotel, Sabina had been sound asleep.
▪ Then I fell sound asleep again.
▪ He and your dad fell sound asleep in the same bed while I read aloud to them.
▪ The minute she got into bed, she was sound asleep.
▪ Most others are still sound asleep.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(hear the sound of) wedding bells
I don't want to sound/be ..., but ...
ambient music/sounds
raise/sound the alarm
▪ Fred Goodyear was so shocked that it was more than eight hours before he raised the alarm.
▪ He sounded the alarm and the train stopped at St-Pierre-des-Corps, near Tours.
▪ He was one of the earliest to sound the alarm about the fate of churches and their contents.
▪ Stewart dispatched a column sounding the alarm.
▪ The Big Three began sounding the alarm in a big way when January sales figures were reported.
▪ They have lost no time in sounding the alarm about an impending famine, which they say threatens 1.9m people.
▪ Volcanologist Pierce Brosnan and small-town mayor Linda Hamilton sound the alarm.
▪ When the First Lady looked in on him and discovered he was missing, she panicked and sounded the alarm.
sickening thud/crash/sound etc
▪ Her heart took up a sickening thud.
▪ One pitched out, hitting the ground with a sickening thud.
▪ Then she landed on the Market Square flagstones with a sickening crash to lie motionless.
▪ Then, with a sickening thud in her solar plexus, she understood.
▪ They heard screams, kicks, the sickening thud of a punch, and the ogre roaring Solper's name.
the ghost of a smile/sound etc
the sound barrier
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sound

Sound \Sound\, n. [AS. sund a swimming, akin to E. swim. See Swim.] The air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed article of food.

Sound

Sound \Sound\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A cuttlefish. [Obs.]
--Ainsworth.

Sound

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 kind; as, sound timber; sound fruit; a sound tooth; a sound ship.

  2. Healthy; not diseased; not being in a morbid state; -- said of body or mind; as, a sound body; a sound constitution; a sound understanding.

  3. Firm; strong; safe.

    The brasswork here, how rich it is in beams, And how, besides, it makes the whole house sound.
    --Chapman.

  4. Free from error; correct; right; honest; true; faithful; orthodox; -- said of persons; as, a sound lawyer; a sound thinker.

    Do not I know you a favorer Of this new seat? Ye are nor sound.
    --Shak.

  5. Founded in truth or right; supported by justice; not to be overthrown on refuted; not fallacious; as, sound argument or reasoning; a sound objection; sound doctrine; sound principles.

    Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me.
    --2 Tim. i. 13.

  6. heavy; laid on with force; as, a sound beating.

  7. Undisturbed; deep; profound; as, sound sleep.

  8. Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective; as, a sound title to land.

    Note: Sound is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sound-headed, sound-hearted, sound-timbered, etc.

    Sound currency (Com.), a currency whose actual value is the same as its nominal value; a currency which does not deteriorate or depreciate or fluctuate in comparision with the standard of values.

Sound

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 impulse or vibration of a material substance affecting the ear; a sensation or perception of the mind received through the ear, and produced by the impulse or vibration of the air or other medium with which the ear is in contact; the effect of an impression made on the organs of hearing by an impulse or vibration of the air caused by a collision of bodies, or by other means; noise; report; as, the sound of a drum; the sound of the human voice; a horrid sound; a charming sound; a sharp, high, or shrill sound.

    The warlike sound Of trumpets loud and clarions.
    --Milton.

  2. The occasion of sound; the impulse or vibration which would occasion sound to a percipient if present with unimpaired; hence, the theory of vibrations in elastic media such cause sound; as, a treatise on sound.

    Note: In this sense, sounds are spoken of as audible and inaudible.

  3. Noise without signification; empty noise; noise and nothing else.

    Sense and not sound . . . must be the principle.
    --Locke.

    Sound boarding, boards for holding pugging, placed in partitions of under floors in order to deaden sounds.

    Sound bow, in a series of transverse sections of a bell, that segment against which the clapper strikes, being the part which is most efficacious in producing the sound. See Illust. of Bell.

    Sound post. (Mus.) See Sounding post, under Sounding.

Sound

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 depth of by means of a line and plummet.

  2. Fig.: To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.

    I was in jest, And by that offer meant to sound your breast.
    --Dryden.

    I've sounded my Numidians man by man.
    --Addison.

  3. (Med.) To explore, as the bladder or urethra, with a sound; to examine with a sound; also, to examine by auscultation or percussion; as, to sound a patient.

Sound

Sound \Sound\, adv. Soundly.

So sound he slept that naught might him awake.
--Spenser.

Sound

Sound \Sound\, v. i. To ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.

I sound as a shipman soundeth in the sea with his plummet to know the depth of sea.
--Palsgrave.

Sound

Sound \Sound\, n. [AS. sund a narrow sea or strait; akin to Icel., Sw., Dan. & G. sund, probably so named because it could be swum across. See Swim.] (Geog.) A narrow passage of water, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean; as, the Sound between the Baltic and the german Ocean; Long Island Sound.

The Sound of Denmark, where ships pay toll.
--Camden.

Sound dues, tolls formerly imposed by Denmark on vessels passing through the Baltic Sound.

Sound

Sound \Sound\, n. [F. sonde. See Sound to fathom.] (Med.) Any elongated instrument or probe, usually metallic, by which cavities of the body are sounded or explored, especially the bladder for stone, or the urethra for a stricture.

Sound

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 taught speaking trumpets how to sound.''
    --Dryden.

    How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues!
    --Shak.

  2. To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.

    From you sounded out the word of the Lord.
    --1 Thess. i. 8.

  3. To make or convey a certain impression, or to have a certain import, when heard; hence, to seem; to appear; as, this reproof sounds harsh; the story sounds like an invention.

    Good sir, why do you start, and seem to fear Things that do sound so fair?
    --Shak.

    To sound in or To sound into, to tend to; to partake of the nature of; to be consonant with. [Obs., except in the phrase To sound in damages, below.]

    Soun[d]ing in moral virtue was his speech.
    --Chaucer.

    To sound in damages (Law), to have the essential quality of damages. This is said of an action brought, not for the recovery of a specific thing, as replevin, etc., but for damages only, as trespass, and the like.

Sound

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.

    A bagpipe well could he play and soun[d].
    --Chaucer.

  2. To cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with the voice, or on an instrument.

  3. To order, direct, indicate, or proclain by a sound, or sounds; to give a signal for by a certain sound; as, to sound a retreat; to sound a parley.

    The clock sounded the hour of noon.
    --G. H. Lewes.

  4. To celebrate or honor by sounds; to cause to be reported; to publish or proclaim; as, to sound the praises of fame of a great man or a great exploit.

  5. To examine the condition of (anything) by causing the same to emit sounds and noting their character; as, to sound a piece of timber; to sound a vase; to sound the lungs of a patient.

  6. To signify; to import; to denote. [Obs.]
    --Milton.

    Soun[d]ing alway the increase of his winning.
    --Chaucer.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
sound

"fathom, probe, measure the depth of," mid-14c. (implied in sounding), from Old French sonder, from sonde "sounding line," perhaps from the same Germanic source that yielded Old English sund "water, sea" (see sound (n.2)). Barnhart dismisses the old theory that it is from Latin subundare. Figurative use from 1570s.

sound

"narrow channel of water," c.1300, from Old Norse sund "a strait, swimming," or from cognate Old English sund "act of swimming, stretch of water one can swim across, a strait of the sea," both from Proto-Germanic *sundam-, from *swum-to-, suffixed form of Germanic root *swem- "to move, stir, swim" (see swim (v.)).

sound

early 13c., sounen "to be audible, produce vibrations affecting the ear," from Old French soner (Modern French sonner) and directly from Latin sonare "to sound" (see sonata). From late 14c. as "cause something (an instrument, etc.) to produce sound." Related: Sounded; sounding.

sound

"noise, what is heard, sensation produced through the ear," late 13c., soun, from Old French son "sound, musical note, voice," from Latin sonus "sound, a noise," from PIE *swon-o-, from root *swen- "to sound" (cognates: Sanskrit svanati "it sounds," svanah "sound, tone;" Latin sonare "to sound;" Old Irish senim "the playing of an instrument;" Old English geswin "music, song," swinsian "to sing;" Old Norse svanr, Old English swan "swan," properly "the sounding bird").\n

\nThe terminal -d was established c.1350-1550 as part of a tendency to add -d- after -n-. First record of sound barrier is from 1939. Sound check is from 1977; sound effects is 1909, originally live accompaniments to silent films.\n\nThe experts of Victor ... will ... arrange for the synchronized orchestration and sound effects for this picture, in which airplane battles will have an important part.

["Exhibitor's Herald & Moving Picture World," April 28, 1928]

sound

"free from special defect or injury," c.1200, from Old English gesund "sound, safe, having the organs and faculties complete and in perfect action," from Proto-Germanic *sunda-, from Germanic root *swen-to- "healthy, strong" (cognates: Old Saxon gisund, Old Frisian sund, Dutch gezond, Old High German gisunt, German gesund "healthy," as in the post-sneezing interjection gesundheit; also Old English swið "strong," Gothic swinþs "strong," German geschwind "fast, quick"), with connections in Indo-Iranian and Balto-Slavic. Meaning "right, correct, free from error" is from mid-15c. Meaning "financially solid or safe" is attested from c.1600; of sleep, "undisturbed," from 1540s. Sense of "holding accepted opinions" is from 1520s.

Wiktionary
sound

Etymology 1

  1. 1 healthy. 2 complete, solid, or secure. 3 (context mathematics logic English) Having the property of soundness. 4 (context British slang English) Good. 5 (context of sleep English) quiet and deep. (non-gloss definition ''sound asleep Sound asleep'' means ''sleeping peacefully, often deeply''.) 6 Heavy; laid on with force. 7 Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective. adv. Soundly. interj. (context British slang English) yes; used to show agreement or understanding, generally without much enthusiasm. Etymology 2

    n. 1 A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium. 2 A vibration capable of causing such sensations. 3 (lb en music) A distinctive style and sonority of a particular musician, orchestra etc 4 Noise without meaning; empty noise. v

  2. 1 (context intransitive English) To produce a sound. 2 (context copulative English) To convey an impression by one's sound. 3 (context intransitive English) To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound. 4 (cx intransitive obsolete English) To resound. 5 (context intransitive legal lang=en often with ''in'') To arise or to be recognizable as arising in or from a particular area of law. 6 (context transitive English) To cause to produce a sound. 7 (context transitive phonetics lang=en of a vowel or consonant) To pronounce. Etymology 3

    n. 1 (context geography English) A long narrow inlet, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean. 2 The air bladder of a fish. 3 A cuttlefish. Etymology 4

    n. A long, thin probe for sound#Verb body cavities or canals such as the urethr

    1. v

    2. 1 (context intransitive English) dive downwards, used of a whale. 2 To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe. 3 test; ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device. 4 (context medicine English) To examine with the instrument called a sound, or by auscultation or percussion.

WordNet
sound

adv. deeply or completely; "slept soundly through the storm"; "is sound asleep" [syn: soundly]

sound
  1. v. appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"

  2. make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'" [syn: go]

  3. give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"

  4. announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"

  5. utter with vibrating vocal chords [syn: voice, vocalize, vocalise] [ant: devoice]

  6. cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"

  7. measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line [syn: fathom]

sound
  1. adj. financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy" [ant: unsound]

  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" [syn: healthy, intelligent, levelheaded]

  3. in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation" [ant: unsound]

  4. in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body" [syn: good]

  5. reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; "a sound argument" [syn: reasoned, well-grounded]

  6. having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property" [syn: legal]

  7. free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"

  8. (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep" [syn: heavy, profound, wakeless]

  9. thorough; "a sound thrashing"

sound
  1. n. the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music" [ant: silence]

  2. the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds" [syn: auditory sensation]

  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"

  4. the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"

  5. the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials" [syn: audio]

  6. (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language [syn: phone, speech sound]

  7. a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water [syn: strait]

  8. a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Sound (geography)

In geography, a sound is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, and wider than a fjord; or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land (see also strait).

There is little consistency in the use of "sound" in English-language place names.

Sound (disambiguation)

Sound is an audible mechanical wave propagating through matter, or the perception of such waves by the brain.

Sound may also refer to:

Sound (medical instrument)

In medicine, a sound , also called a sonde , is an instrument for probing and dilating passages within the body, the best-known examples of which are urethral sounds and uterine sounds.

Sound (Dreadzone album)

Sound is the fourth studio album by the British band Dreadzone. It was released in 2001 on Ruff Life Records.

Sound (nautical)

In nautical terms, the word sound is used to describe the process of determining the depth of water in a tank or under a ship. Tanks are sounded to determine if they are full (for cargo tanks) or empty (to determine if a ship has been holed) and for other reasons. Soundings may also be taken of the water around a ship if it is in shallow water to aid in navigation.

Sound

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.

Sound (band)

Sound is an independent Filipino jazz band composed of Dru Ubaldo (drums), Erwin Fajardo (keyboards), Sach Castillo (vocals/guitars), and Francis Magat (bass).

Sound (Roscoe Mitchell album)

Sound is the debut album by free jazz saxophononist Roscoe Mitchell, recorded in 1966 and released on the Delmark label. It features performances by Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Maurice McIntyre, Lester Lashley and Alvin Fielder. The CD reissue includes two takes of "Sound", which were edited together to form the original LP version, and an alternative take of "Ornette".

Sound (song)

"Sound" is a song written by Jim Glennie, Larry Gott, Tim Booth and was the first single taken from Seven, the fourth studio album by the Manchester band James.

Released in November 1991, it reached #9 in the UK Singles Chart, the second of the group's three top 10 hits to date. Apart from " Sit Down", "Sound" is the band's only entry into the top 30 of the Irish singles chart.

Clocking in at over six and a half minutes on the album, the song was shortened considerably for the single version.

The CD release featured both the album and the single version, along with a dub remix of " Come Home" and an original song called "All My Sons".

Sound (BBC TV series)

Sound was a weekly music, entertainment and chat show broadcast by BBC2 as part of the BBC Switch teen strand. It was presented by BBC Radio 1 DJs Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw.

The show first aired in 2007 and the first series featured various bands performing out on location. A second series returned in September 2008; however, the show had been markedly revamped. It now came from a studio apartment location and featured more guest chat and less performances. It introduced new segments like Nick's desk item 'The Grimshaw Files' - a comedic look at the world of music and entertainment, and Annie's New Music Forecast - in which Annie showcased three new tracks to check out that week.

The second series ran until December 2008. A third series ran from January to June 2009, and added comedian Holly Walsh to the presenting team.

The theme song of the show is " Leap of Faith" by Hadouken!.

Usage examples of "sound".

The spirit of a world-famed violinist played as though behind veils a romance by Rubinstein, to a piano accompaniment that sounded thin and cold, like a spinet.

You see that I have sounded you well enough to be a competent adviser in this delicate and important affair, to which the most famous events in the annals of diplomacy are not to be compared.

Marvelous as it may appear to all sufferers from this distressing affliction, I was discharged from your Institute in thirty days, a well and sound man, and only from memory and the record do I know that I was ever ruptured.

Fivetide had chosen to describe himself should be rendered with a florid rolling of the syllables involved, making the Affronter officer sound like an overly stagey actor.

The practice of yearly rotating crops from wheat to turnips to barley to clover and grass would seem to make sound economic as well as agronomic sense, which was undoubtedly why the previous Earl of Blackthorn had not deviated from the use of it.

By the time Miss Tyler had returned with a tray, Lady Millicent had re-entered the parlor, and the musicians had switched to an allemande, from a suite by Herr Bach, whose sonorities included the sound of a few string instruments.

The unfeeling candidate for heaven was instructed, not only to resist the grosser allurements of the taste or smell, but even to shut his ears against the profane harmony of sounds, and to view with indifference the most finished productions of human art.

A sense of loyalty to Mona was not needed to enforce this discretion, and after that first allusion to her she never sounded her name.

Van Effen stabbed the button and less than two seconds later, deep and muffled like a distant underwater explosion but very unmistakable for all that - to anyone with normal hearing, the sound must have been audible up to a kilometre away - the reverberation from the detonating amatol rolled across the square.

I could even taste the dust, the cordite and the amatol in the air, the muffled cries of my comrades, the directionless sound of the gunfire.

Through the ventilator grilles she could clearly hear the sounds of thumping and tapping and slithering of other-species ambulatory appendages overhead, and the indescribable babbie of growling, hissing, gobbling, and cheeping conversation that accompanied it.

There was a dead stillness in the crowded amphitheatre, then there was a low sound as of gasping breath.

Though gears still slipped, causing it to jerk forward momentarily with hideous grinding sounds, Jockey, Lizardo, Upquark and the Gamester managed to climb down its face, landing beside the opening to the Amphora service shaft.

The old doctor murmured some words about amphoric breathing, and a sound such as a cracked jar might give out.

Percussion gives a dull sound or if there are large cavities, it is hollow, and auscultation elicits the amphoric sound, as of blowing into a bottle.