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'sound' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'sound'
1. financially secure and safe
sound investments
a sound economy
2. exercising or showing good judgment
a sound approach to the problem
sound advice
no sound explanation for his decision
3. in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay
a sound timber
the wall is sound
a sound foundation
4. in excellent physical condition
a sound mind in a sound body
5. logically valid
a sound argument
6. having legal efficacy or force
a sound title to the property
7. free from moral defect
a man of sound character
8. (of sleep) deep and complete
a sound sleeper
9. thorough
a sound thrashing

'sound' - used as a noun
10. the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
the sound of rain on the roof
the beautiful sound of music
11. the subjective sensation of hearing something
he strained to hear the faint sounds
12. mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them
13. the sudden occurrence of an audible event
the sound awakened them
14. the audible part of a transmitted signal
15. (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
16. a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
17. a large ocean inlet or deep bay
the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast

'sound' - used as a verb
18. appear in a certain way
This sounds interesting
19. make a certain noise or sound
20. give off a certain sound or sounds
This record sounds scratchy
21. announce by means of a sound
sound the alarm
22. utter with vibrating vocal chords
23. cause to sound
sound the bell
sound a certain note
24. measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

derived forms
1. Sound / Plural
sounds
2. Sound / Past
sounded
3. Sound / Third Person
sounds
4. Sound / Present Participle
sounding
5. Sound / Comparitive
sounder
6. Sound / Superlative
soundest
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Antonym
  • unsound
  • silence
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