Synonyms of sound


1. sound, sound property

usage: the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"

2. sound, auditory sensation, sensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum

usage: the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"

3. sound, mechanical phenomenon

usage: mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"

4. sound, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"

5. audio, sound, auditory communication

usage: the audible part of a transmitted signal; "they always raise the audio for commercials"

6. phone, speech sound, sound, language unit, linguistic unit

usage: (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

7. strait, sound, channel

usage: a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

8. sound, body of water, water

usage: a large ocean inlet or deep bay; "the main body of the sound ran parallel to the coast"


1. sound, look, appear, seem

usage: appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"

2. sound, go, cause to be perceived

usage: make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"

3. sound

usage: give off a certain sound or sounds; "This record sounds scratchy"

4. sound, announce, denote

usage: announce by means of a sound; "sound the alarm"

5. voice, sound, vocalize, vocalise, pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say

usage: utter with vibrating vocal chords

6. sound

usage: cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"

7. fathom, sound, quantify, measure

usage: measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line


1. sound (vs. unsound), dependable, good, safe, secure, healthy, solid, stable, fit, healthy, unbroken, undamaged, uninjured, wholesome

usage: financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"

2. healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, sound, reasonable (vs. unreasonable), sensible

usage: 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"

3. sound (vs. unsound), solid, strong, substantial

usage: in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"

4. good, sound, healthy (vs. unhealthy)

usage: in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"

5. reasoned, sound, well-grounded, valid (vs. invalid)

usage: logically valid; "a sound argument"

6. legal, sound, effectual, valid (vs. invalid)

usage: having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"

7. sound, righteous (vs. unrighteous)

usage: free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"

8. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless, deep (vs. shallow)

usage: (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"

9. sound, complete (vs. incomplete)

usage: thorough; "a sound thrashing"

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Definition and meaning of sound (Dictionary)