sound

A drum produces sound via a vibrating membrane.

Meanings

Adjective

Adverb

  • Soundly.

Interjection

Noun

  • A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium.
  • A vibration capable of causing such sensations.
  • A distinctive style and sonority of a particular musician, orchestra etc
  • Noise without meaning; empty noise.
  • earshot, distance within which a certain noise may be heard.
  • 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.
  • The air bladder of a fish.
  • A cuttlefish.
  • A long, thin probe for sounding or dilating body cavities or canals such as the urethra; a sonde.

Verb

  • To produce a sound.
  • To convey an impression by one's sound.
  • To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.
  • To resound.
  • To arise or to be recognizable as arising in or from a particular area of law, or as likely to result in a particular kind of legal remedy.
  • To cause to produce a sound.
  • To pronounce.
  • Dive downwards, used of a whale.
  • To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.
  • Test; ascertain the depth of water with a sounding line or other device.
  • To examine with the instrument called a sound or sonde, or by auscultation or percussion.

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