sound


sound
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
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adj. whole, undamaged; healthy, robust; logical, true, valid, reliable, honorable, trust-worthy; solvent; strong, firm; thorough; unbroken. See perfection, health, stability.Ant., unsound, unhealthy, illogical, insolvent. —n. inlet, channel, bay, gulf; noise (see sound). — v. fathom, plumb, measure; probe; investigate, examine; utter; investigate. See depth, inquiry.
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Vibrations sensed by the ear
Nouns
1. sound, noise, strain; accent, twang, intonation, tone; cadence; sonorousness, resonance, audibility (see hearing); resonance, voice; sound effects; sine, square, sawtooth, etc. wave, sound wave, white noise; ultrasound; cacophony, euphony, harmony; decibel, phon, hertz. See speech.
2. (study of sound) acoustics, phonics, phonetics, phonology, phonography; diacoustics, diaphonics, telephonics, radiophony; acoustician, acoustical engineer.
3. (sound color) tone, tonality, intonation, inflection, modulation; pitch, key, timbre, tone color; monotone; overtone, fundamental; homophony, polyphony.
4. (type of sound)
a. vociferation, roar, cry, utterance, voice.
b. snap, crash, bang, boom, roll, clatter, detonation, explosion; sonic boom. See loudness.
c. belch, gargle, gobble, gulp, gurgle, rattle, rumble, sneeze, sniff[le], snivel, snore, snuffle, sob, wheeze. Slang, fart.
d. boing, chink, clang, clank, clink, ding[-dong], gong, ring, tink[aling], bang, bong, chime, clangor, jangle, jingle, tinkle, tintinnabulate.
5. (producer of sound) sound or audio system, high-fidelity system; amplifier, record, tape, or compact disc player, cartridge, tone arm, needle; monophonic, stereophonic or quadraphonic system; tape recorder or player, recording or playback head, multitrack, digital audio tape, DAT; public-address or PA system, intercom; microphone; [loud]speaker, tweeter, woofer, headphone, headset, earphone; jukebox.
Verbs
1. sound, ring, resound; make a noise; give out or emit sound.
2. speak (see speech); snap, roll, reverberate, detonate, etc.; buzz. See loudness.
3. listen, hear, attend (see hearing).
Adjectives — sounding; soniferous, sonorous, resonant; audible, distinct; sonant, stertorous; sonic, sub- or supersonic; phonetic; acoustic, phonic; sibilant.
Quotations — I neglect God and his Angels for the noise of a fly, for the rattling of a coach, for the whining of a door (John Donne).
Antonyms, see silence.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Healthy]
Syn. hale, hearty, well; see healthy 1 .
2. [Firm]
Syn. solid, stable, safe; see reliable 2 .
3. [Sensible]
Syn. reasonable, rational, prudent; see judicious .
4. [Free from defect]
Syn. flawless, unimpaired, undecayed; see whole 2 .
5. [Proper]
Syn. valid, allowed, fair, sanctioned, orthodox; see also legal 1 , valid 1 , 2 .
6. [Deep]
Syn. deep, intellectual, thoughtful, soulful; see profound 2 .
7. [Complete]
Syn. thorough, effectual, total; see absolute 1 .
8. [Trustworthy]
Syn. Dependable, loyal, true; see faithful , reliable 1 .
See Synonym Study at valid . n.
1. [Something audible]
Syn. vibration, din, racket; see noise 1 .
2. [The quality of something audible]
Syn. noise, resonance, note, timbre, tone, music, pitch, intonation, accent, tonality, tenor, sonorousness, character, quality, softness, loudness, reverberating, reverberation, sonority, ringing, mournfulness, joyousness, lightness, assonance, amplification, vibration, modulation, sweetness, harshness, discord, consonance, harmony.
3. [Water between an island and the mainland]
Syn. strait, bay, bight; see channel 2 .
v.
1. [To make a noise]
Syn. vibrate, echo, resound, reverberate, give out sound, shout, sing, whisper, murmur, clatter, clank, rattle, blow, blare, bark, ring out, detonate, explode, thunder, emit sound, spread sound, buzz, gabble, rumble, hum, jabber, jangle, jar, whine, crash, bang, reflect, burst, boom, shrill, clitter, ruckle, chatter, creak, clang, crack, crackle, snap, roar, babble, clap, patter, prattle, clink, toot, cackle, clack, thud, slam, smash, blast, thump, snort, shriek, moan, play, quaver, trumpet, croak, caw, quack, squawk.
2. [To measure]
Syn. rule, mark, gauge, fathom, plumb; see also examine 2 , measure 1 .
3. [To seem]
Syn. appear, give the impression, appear to be; see seem .
4. [To pronounce]
Syn. articulate, enunciate, verbalize; see say , utter .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
see noise
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v.
1. make a noise vibrate, reverberate, echo, resound, ring, resonate, boom, thunder, detonate, thud, slam, rumble, roar, bang, crash, crack, clap, blare, burst, crunch, clang, chime, ding, ping, jangle, tinkle, buzz, hum, drone, whir, purr, creak, rustle, swish, fizz, sizzle, grate, rasp, hiss, rattle, clank, honk, trumpet, squeak, squeal, whisper.
2. seem look, look like, come across, read, give the impression.
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a.
1. in good working order healthy, fit, whole, solid, *in good shape, intact, strong, perfect, unimpaired, *running like a Swiss watch, normal.
2. stable secure, safe, firm, reliable, on solid ground, on solid footing, solvent.
3. accurate valid, sensible, logical, rational, grounded in fact, judicious, true, correct, right-minded, intelligent, commonsensical.
4. accepted established, orthodox, recognized, *tried-and-true, traditional, standard.
5. thorough solid, complete.
ANT.: 1. unfit, unsound, impaired. 2. unstable, insecure, insolvent. 3. inaccurate, unsound, invalid, nonsensical. 4. new, unaccepted, radical, heterodox. 5. partial, incomplete
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To have the appearance of: appear, look, seem. Idiom: strike one as (being). See SURFACE.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The sensation caused by vibrating wave motion that is perceived by the organs of hearing: noise, sonance. See SOUNDS. 2. Range of audibility: earshot, hearing. See SOUNDS.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. In excellent condition: entire, flawless, good, intact, perfect, unblemished, unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, unhurt, unimpaired, uninjured, unmarred, whole. See THRIVE. 2. Having good health: fit1, hale, healthful, healthy, hearty, right, well2, whole, wholesome. Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle. See HEALTH. 3. Not easily moved or shaken: firm1, secure, solid, stable, strong, sturdy, substantial, sure, unshakable. See CONTINUE, STRONG. 4. Based on good judgment, reasoning, or evidence: cogent, just, solid, tight, valid, well-founded, well-grounded. See GOOD, REASON. 5. Capable of being depended upon: dependable, reliable, responsible, solid, trustworthy, trusty. See TRUST. 6. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence: balanced, commonsensible, commonsensical, judicious, levelheaded, prudent, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sage, sane, sapient, sensible, well-founded, well-grounded, wise1. See REASON, SANE.
VII
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To test the attitude of. Also used with out: feel out, probe. Idioms: put out feelers, send up a trial balloon. See INVESTIGATE.

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