Synonyms for sound


Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : sound
Phonetic Transcription : saʊnd

Top 10 synonyms for sound Other synonyms for the word sound

Définition of sound

Origin :
  • "noise, what is heard, sensation produced through the ear," late 13c., soun, from Old French son "sound, musical note, voice," from Latin sonus "sound, a noise," from PIE *swon-o-, from root *swen- "to sound" (cf. Sanskrit svanati "it sounds," svanah "sound, tone;" Latin sonare "to sound;" Old Irish senim "the playing of an instrument;" Old English geswin "music, song," swinsian "to sing;" Old Norse svanr, Old English swan "swan," properly "the sounding bird").
  • The terminal -d was established c.1350-1550 as part of a tendency to add -d- after -n-. First record of sound barrier is from 1939. Sound check is from 1977; sound effects is 1909, originally live accompaniments to silent films.
  • The experts of Victor ... will ... arrange for the synchronized orchestration and sound effects for this picture, in which airplane battles will have an important part. ["Exhibitor's Herald & Moving Picture World," April 28, 1928]
  • adj complete, healthy
  • adj logical, reasonable
  • adj accepted, established
  • noun something heard or audible
  • verb produce noise
  • verb give the impression
Example sentences :
  • Eudora, what is it within us, that listens where there is no sound?
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • "Oh, blessed be the sound of your voice," replied the peasant.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The sound disturbed him, bringing premonitions of the city's unrest.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It means the "science of the sound which is made by our speech."
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • But the sound came nearer, and he distinctly heard "Robert!"
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The sound in her ear had grown to a roar, as of many mill-wheels.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • As the boat floated on, every sight and sound appeared strange.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • She said it, as if guided by an instinct, to sound the depth of his love for her.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • He watched her as she strove to speak, but if her lips stirred they made no sound.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • There must have been a sound, and he glanced over to the trapper for an explanation.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Antonyms for sound

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