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Adjective
Sturdy and stable in nature
“It is a very sound building that has held up well despite the elements.”
Adjective
Based on valid reason or good judgement
“I try to believe that there is a sound reason for making the design choices we do.”
Adjective
Competent or reliable in nature
“A sound knowledge of the laws of tennis is a definite prerequisite for becoming a ball boy.”
Adjective
In good health
“I finally arrived home, safe and sound.”
Adjective
(of finances) Financially secure or stable
“I have to commend your business on its sound finances.”
Adjective
(of sleep) Deep and undisturbed in nature
“After a laborious day, I was exhausted and fell into a sound sleep.”
Adjective
(of a defeat or beating) Severe in nature
“The team was unprepared and suffered a sound defeat.”
Noun
A thing that can be heard
“The shadow quickly disappeared and the faint sound of fleeing footsteps could be heard.”
Noun
A narrow stretch of water forming an inlet or connecting two wider areas of water
“Captains of foreign ships don't know the topography of the sound like an experienced local.”
Noun
The distinctive quality of the music of a particular composer, performer or instrument
“The band's new album has roughly the same sound as most of their music thus far.”
Noun
An idea or impression conveyed by words
“By the sound of it, the company appears to have simply run out of cash.”
Noun
The area or distance within which something can be heard
“Withers owns property within sound of that site.”
Verb
To emit or cause to emit sound
“I was praying for the next buzzer to sound so that I would be able to leave.”
Verb
To give the impression of being
“Corey bugged his eyes out and tried hard to sound like he really believed what he was saying.”
Verb
To make known openly or publicly
“Eleven Nobel laureates will pool their clout to sound a warning to mankind.”
Verb
To pronounce vocally
“Thus we are trying to get him to sound out refrigerator letters, the same way one would train children on phonics.”
Verb
To ascertain the depth of water, typically by means of a line or pole or through the use of echoes
“Attempts to sound depth acoustically instead focused on determining the exact distance of a sound source.”
Verb
To cast oneself head first into deep water
“A sea lion suddenly surfaced and then, just as suddenly, sounded.”
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