Definition of Sound


  • a large ocean inlet or deep bay
    "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"
  • a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
  • (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    - speech sound
  • the audible part of a transmitted signal
    "they always raise the audio for commercials"
  • the sudden occurrence of an audible event
    "the sound awakened them"
  • 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 subjective sensation of hearing something
    "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
    - auditory sensation
  • the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    "the sound of rain on the roof"
    "the beautiful sound of music"


  • measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
  • cause to sound
    "sound the bell"
    "sound a certain note"
  • utter with vibrating vocal chords
  • announce by means of a sound
    "sound the alarm"
  • give off a certain sound or sounds
    "This record sounds scratchy"
  • make a certain noise or sound
    "She went `Mmmmm'"
    "The gun went `bang'"
  • appear in a certain way
    "This sounds interesting"


  • thorough
    "a sound thrashing"
  • (of sleep) deep and complete
    "a heavy sleep"
    "fell into a profound sleep"
    "a sound sleeper"
    "deep wakeless sleep"
  • free from moral defect
    "a man of sound character"
  • having legal efficacy or force
    "a sound title to the property"
  • logically valid
    "a sound argument"
    - well grounded
  • in excellent physical condition
    "good teeth"
    "I still have one good leg"
    "a sound mind in a sound body"
  • in good condition
    free from defect or damage or decay
    "a sound timber"
    "the wall is sound"
    "a sound foundation"
  • 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"
    - level headed
  • financially secure and safe
    "sound investments"
    "a sound economy"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Sound

  • Scrabble® score of the sound (6)
  • Word Chums® score of the sound (8)
  • Words With Friends® score of the sound (8)

Unscramble sound

48 unscramble word found using the letters sound.

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