Crossword clues for sound
- A relatively narrow body of water linking two larger bodies
- A large ocean inlet or deep bay
- Mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
- The subjective sensation of hearing something
- The particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
- The sudden occurrence of an audible event
- It's measured in decibels
- Logically valid
- Noise or body of water
- "The ___ of Music"
- Long Island ___
- In good health
- Like some investments
- Free from flaws
- Long Island or Puget
- L.I. inlet
- Plumb the depths
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A cuttlefish. [Obs.]
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.]
Whole; unbroken; unharmed; free from flaw, defect, or decay; perfect of the kind; as, sound timber; sound fruit; a sound tooth; a sound ship.
Healthy; not diseased; not being in a morbid state; -- said of body or mind; as, a sound body; a sound constitution; a sound understanding.
Firm; strong; safe.
The brasswork here, how rich it is in beams, And how, besides, it makes the whole house sound.
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.
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.
heavy; laid on with force; as, a sound beating.
Undisturbed; deep; profound; as, sound sleep.
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\, 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.]
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.
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.
Noise without signification; empty noise; noise and nothing else.
Sense and not sound . . . must be the principle.
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\, 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).]
To measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the depth of by means of a line and plummet.
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.
I've sounded my Numidians man by man.
(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\, adv. Soundly.
So sound he slept that naught might him awake.
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.
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.
Sound dues, tolls formerly imposed by Denmark on vessels passing through the Baltic 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\, v. i. [OE. sounen, sownen, OF. soner, suner, F. sonner, from L. sonare. See Sound a noise.]
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.''
How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues!
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.
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?
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.
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\, v. t.
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].
To cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with the voice, or on an instrument.
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.
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.
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.
To signify; to import; to denote. [Obs.]
Soun[d]ing alway the increase of his winning.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"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.
"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.)).
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.
"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]
"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.
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
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 (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.
adv. deeply or completely; "slept soundly through the storm"; "is sound asleep" [syn: soundly]
v. appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'" [syn: go]
give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"
announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"
cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line [syn: fathom]
adj. financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy" [ant: unsound]
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]
in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation" [ant: unsound]
in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body" [syn: good]
having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property" [syn: legal]
free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"
thorough; "a sound thrashing"
n. the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music" [ant: silence]
the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds" [syn: auditory sensation]
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"
the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials" [syn: audio]
a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water [syn: strait]
a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
Sound is an audible mechanical wave propagating through matter, or the perception of such waves by the brain.
Sound may also refer to:
Sound is the fourth studio album by the British band Dreadzone. It was released in 2001 on Ruff Life Records.
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 is an independent Filipino jazz band composed of Dru Ubaldo (drums), Erwin Fajardo (keyboards), Sach Castillo (vocals/guitars), and Francis Magat (bass).
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" 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 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.