Definition of "sound" []

  • Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing. (noun)
  • Transmitted vibrations of any frequency. (noun)
  • The sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such vibrations in the air or other medium. (noun)
  • Such sensations considered as a group. (noun)
  • A distinctive noise: a hollow sound. (noun)
  • A periodic disturbance in the pressure or density of a fluid or in the elastic strain of a solid, produced by a vibrating object. It has a velocity in air at sea level at 0°C of 331 metres per second (741 miles per hour) and travels as longitudinal waves (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Of or relating to radio as distinguished from television (noun)
  • The sensation produced by such a periodic disturbance in the organs of hearing (noun)
  • Anything that can be heard (noun)
  • A particular instance, quality, or type of sound (noun)
  • Volume or quality of sound (noun)
  • The area or distance over which something can be heard (noun)
  • The impression or implication of something (noun)
  • The auditory effect produced by a specific articulation or set of related articulations (noun)
  • Music, esp rock, jazz, or pop (noun)
  • To cause (something, such as an instrument) to make a sound or (of an instrument, etc) to emit a sound (verb)
  • To announce or be announced by a sound (verb)
  • (of a sound) to be heard (verb)
  • To resonate with a certain quality or intensity (verb)
  • To give the impression of being as specified when read, heard, etc (verb)
  • To pronounce distinctly or audibly (verb)
  • To have the essential quality or nature (of) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "sound" in a sentence
  • "In. by sound, like the word "Numbers" which Macready proposed, and which is really _not a genuine In. by sound_, is of little service to a poor memory."
  • "Give the name and the sound of each of the letters in the three following words: _letters, name, sound_."
  • "All motion pictures might be characterized as _space measured without sound, plus time measured without sound_."